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Six Workers Injured After Scaffolding Collapses in Downtown Houston

Authorities are searching for answers after a scaffolding collapse in Downtown Houston injured at least six construction workers.

About 200 workers were present when the scaffolding collapsed just after 11 a.m. last Friday.  The workers were constructing an apartment building across the street from Minute Maid Park at the time of the incident.  The injured men were pulled from the rubble and rushed to the hospital.

Federal law requires contractors to inspect scaffolding on a daily basis.  It is unknown of such an inspection took place on the day of the incident.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will launch an investigation to determine the cause of the collapse.  According to OSHA, 160 people died in scaffolding-related incidents between 2012 and 2014.

If you or a loved one have any questions about your rights and responsibilities in the aftermath of a scaffolding collapse or construction accident, please feel free to contact our construction accident lawyers by dialing 1-888-603-3636.