Gas leak prompts evacuation at American Seating

A Grand Rapids Fire Department SUV outside of American Seating on Grand Rapids' northwest side on May 12, 2017.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – An evacuation at the American Seating Company factory on Grand Rapids’ northwest side Friday was due to a gas leak caused by a construction crew outside.

The crew was drilling concrete to repair a sidewalk outside of the building, which is located at 801 Broadway Ave. NW, and hit a gas line.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

As of 4:30 p.m., the gas line had been shut off and crews were working to repair it.