Scaffolding collapsed, causing construction workers to fall 70 feet.
Two additional building workers were transported to a hospital for assessment.
The accident site is being transformed into a posh senior living community.
According to the Charlotte Fire Department, scaffolding collapsed, causing construction workers to fall 70 feet.
According to authorities, a construction site accident close to a commercial area in Charlotte, North Carolina, claimed the lives of three workers on Monday.
Shortly after 9 a.m., scaffolding at the building site collapsed, Charlotte Fire Capt. Jackie Gilmore told reporters there. Two additional building workers were transported to a hospital for assessment.
Up until Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators could assess, all activity at the construction site was halted.
INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT:Following a scaffolding collapse, there are 3 casualties. 2 people have been transported to an area hospital. Currently Charlotte Fire is securing the area. A family reunification area has been established. Media staging is at the corner of Euclid and Morehead https://t.co/jem3s1Xkm8pic.twitter.com/Fxn6fFYAJo
The accident site is being transformed into a posh senior living community, according to Queen City News of Charlotte, although the project’s Houston-based developer, Bridgewood Property Co., claims the incident took place at a nearby property.
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