الإثنين , يونيو 8 2020

Three killed in US scaffold collapse


A piece of scaffolding appears to poke out of the building

Three people are dead and one other is in hospital after a section of scaffolding has collapsed at a tall construction project in North Carolina.

Emergency responders say the platform peeled away from the glass and steel building and collapsed into a car park in Raleigh.

Authorities are working to identify the dead and the cause of the accident.

Construction industry accidents are the leading cause of workplace death in North Carolina, officials say.

The workers were removing and lowering the scaffolding when the collapse happened around 11:00 local time (15:00 GMT), local television station WRAL reported.

Site of scaffolding accident

Emergency responders stand near what appears to be the collapsed scaffolding

Emergency officials have cordoned off the area around the construction site, and state and federal investigators are said to be on the scene, according to WTVD, another local television station.

The 11-story building under construction is set to open in May, local reports say.

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