3 Dead, 2 Injured in a Scaffolding Collapse at a Construction Site in Charlotte

According to Charlotte Fire, three construction workers died in Dilworth after falling 70 feet from a scaffold. According to firefighters, it happened on Monday shortly after 9 a.m. at a construction site on East Morehead Street close to Euclid Avenue.

According to Charlotte Fire Capt. Jackie Gilmore, when firefighters arrived, they discovered collapsed scaffolding and workers who had fallen from the frame. Three of the employees passed away there, according to Gilmore.

He said that the workers had dropped roughly 70 feet. According to paramedics, two more construction workers were transported to the hospital, but neither sustained significant injuries.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are both looking into the incident, according to Capt. Gilmore.

Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the scaffolding after the accident, which was visible hanging at an angle. The crumbled platform was next to a structure. Directly below was what appeared to be scaffolding on the ground, with pieces of wood strewn about it.

Numerous first responders, including Charlotte Fire and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, were en route to investigate. Additionally, a CMPD crime scene investigation truck was still present.

Hannah Goetz, a reporter for Channel 9, observed several construction workers nearby who were leaving their job sites. All building has reportedly been put on hold until the investigation is finished, according to Capt. Gilmore.

One employee told Genevieve Curtis of Channel 9 that they were doing “as well as we can be.” Another worker revealed off-camera that he had only started working there last week and knew the three colleagues who died. The staff, according to him, is like a large family.

The scaffolding’s landing site will eventually house apartments. Hanover RS East Construction, LLC is identified as the general contractor on a building permit application. When Goetz dialed the number on the permit, the person who answered stated she had nothing further to add.

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Charlotte Fire: Scaffolding fell at a construction site, killing three people and injuring 2

According to Charlotte Fire, three construction workers died in Dilworth after falling 70 feet from a scaffold. It happened on Monday shortly after 9 a.m. at a construction site on East Morehead Street close to Euclid Avenue.

According to Charlotte Fire Captain Jackie Gilmore, firefighters discovered collapsed scaffolding and workers who had fallen from the structure when they arrived. Three of the employees passed away there, according to Gilmore.

According to him, workers dropped roughly 70 feet. According to paramedics, two more construction workers were transported to the hospital, but none of them suffered significant injuries.

On Monday morning in Dilworth, three persons perished in an accident at work, according to paramedics. According to Charlotte Fire, it happened at a construction site on East Morehead Street close to Euclid Avenue around 9 a.m.

Charlotte scaffolding collapse 3 Dead, injures 2
Charlotte scaffolding collapse 3 Dead, injures 2

OSHA and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are both looking into the incident, according to Captain Gilmore. Numerous emergency personnel, including Charlotte Fire and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, inspected the site. Additionally, a CMPD crime scene investigation truck was still present.

Hannah Goetz of Channel 9 observed nearby construction workers leaving their workstations. In the interim, all building, according to Captain Gilmore, has been put on hold. One employee told Genevieve Curtis of Channel 9 they were doing “the best they can” work.

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