Partial roof collapse at Elbo Room, 1 injured

Elbo Room remains open for business

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A 50-year-old man was injured when debris from a collapsed section of the Elbo Room in Fort Lauderdale struck his head.

At approximately 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department responded to a report of a partial roof collapse at the popular bar, located at 241 S. Atlantic Boulevard.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Broward Health with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.

An approximately 4 by 4 foot section of the roof on the southeastern exterior corner of the building collapsed, sending debris onto a patron sitting under an umbrella at a picnic table.  Wooden 2 by 4's and roofing material fell to the patio.

Rescue 49 transported the patient to Broward Health with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Firefighters and police closed the patio area affected by the incident. 

Building inspectors were at the scene investigating.

The Elbo Room remains open for business. 

 

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