By Rosemary Regina Sobol
3:52 PM CST, January 19, 2013
The roof of a Casual Male store in Evergreen Park collapsed this afternoon but one worker inside at the time was not hurt, according to police and a witness who was working across the street when it happened.
Police were notified of the collapse at 1:26 p.m. at the Casual Male clothing store, 2627 W. 95th St., according to Evergreen Park police spokeswoman Theresa Quinn.
No one was hurt, she said.
Though the building is cordoned off, 95th Street is open to traffic, she said.
A representative for the Evergreen Park Fire Department was not available immediately.
McKenzie Evans was working at the Office Max across the street when the roof of the Casual Male collapsed about 1:15 p.m.
“One of my co-workers saw smoke,’’ Evans said.
A woman who was working inside apparently was able to get out without being hurt, according to Evans.
Evans said the information came from a staffer from the Sherwin-Williams paint store located next door to the clothing store, who came in to purchase posters at Office Max to let customers know the paint store also would be closed, at least temporarily.
As of 2:45 p.m., Evans said ambulances were no longer there, but firefighters remained near the building.
“The building is leaning to the left,’’ Evans said. “It’s not very tall and it’s an empty lot to the side it’s leaning.’’
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