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'So miraculous': Cedar City bakery owner grateful nobody was hurt in sudden ceiling collapse

Damage to Palette Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor caused by a ceiling collapse on Wednesday in Cedar City.

Damage to Palette Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor caused by a ceiling collapse on Wednesday in Cedar City. (Jeff Richards, St. George News)


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CEDAR CITY — The ceiling of a Cedar City dessert shop suddenly collapsed Wednesday night, sending a large section of drywall and insulation crashing down below.

Palette Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor owner Erica Farmer said nobody was hurt in the incident, which happened at 6:12 p.m., according to the time stamps on the footage from the store's security cameras.

Workers were preparing food in the kitchen when the ceiling came crashing down. One worker immediately went out into the front retail area to make sure there weren't any customers out there. As it turned out, just the three employees were inside the store at the time and nobody was injured, Farmer said.

"You can see for yourself how close it came to smashing them," Farmer told Cedar City News at the scene on Thursday afternoon as she shared the surveillance footage. "Thankfully, I mean, miracle of miracles, people were just at the right place so they didn't get landed on."

Read the full article at St. George News.

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