SEATTLE — Two workers who were hurt when a pier along Seattle’s waterfront partially collapsed as crews were demolishing portions of it have left the hospital, officials said.
Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Monday that a 30-year-old man was discharged Monday and a 42-year-old man was discharged Sunday.
Pier 58, the structure supporting a park between the Seattle Aquarium and a ferris wheel, gave way Sunday about a month after officials discovered it had moved inches away from the land.
City officials say seven workers were on the pier wearing flotation devices when it began to collapse. Two of them fell into the water while others were able to evacuate. Both were taken to the hospital in stable condition.
No other injuries were reported.
Officials said initial inspections revealed no damage to the aquarium or the Seattle seawall.
Last month, officials decided to accelerate the removal of the pier, which was slated for removal in 2022 as part of the redesign of the Seattle waterfront.
Officials will work on new plans to remove the rest of the pier this week. Their first plan is to remove debris from the water. Additional fencing has been placed around the site, city officials said.