Multiple People Trapped Beneath Scaffolding Collapse in Downtown HoustonPosted: October 16, 2015
At least six construction workers have been injured in a huge scaffolding collapse in downtown Houston.
“We are monitoring the situation very closely and working alongside authorities as we try to determine the cause of this accident. In the mean time, we are grateful to the first responders on the scene and praying that everyone is OK.”
The accident occurred just after 11am at a luxury apartment building under construction at 300 Crawford at Commerce, near Minute Maid Park.
HFD Captain Ruy Lozano says six workers have been pulled from the rubble and have been transported to area hospitals. Capt. Lozano describes the injuries as non life-threatening, but significant.
Capt. Lozano says a secondary collapse is not only possible, but highly likely. Onlookers are being moved back due to fears of further collapse.
Witness Julio Zavala says he heard the collapse and ran toward the scene, where he helped pull at least one victim from the twisted metal.com
HFD is working with the construction company to determine how many workers may have been on site. Firefighters are digging through the twisted metal by hand to search for any more possible victims….(read more)