Head injury, broken bones reported in scaffolding collapse
Legal news for Texas construction accident attorneys. Two workers were injured when the scaffolding they were working on collapsed.
OSHA alerts Texas construction accident lawyer- A scaffolding collapse resulted in a potential traumatic brain injury and broken bones.
Houston, TX—Two air ambulances were rushed to the scene where two construction workers fell from scaffolding that collapsed outside a shopping center on Tuesday afternoon, February 16, 2010. The accident occurred in the 1100 block of FM 517 around 3:00 p.m., as reported by The Daily News.
Two unidentified construction workers were reportedly refurbishing the front façade of a shopping center when the 12-foot tall scaffolding collapsed, sending the men into the air. A witness reported that the scaffolding that lined the front of the shopping mall did not look like it was properly installed, because it was situated on cinder blocks and bricks. One worker may have potentially suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), while the other worker broke his arm and hip. Two air ambulances rushed to the scene to airlift them to separate hospitals; one to University of Texas Medical Branch, and the other to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Officials are currently withholding the injured workers identities and conditions. Neither worker was reportedly wearing any safety equipment, including a harness or hard hats when the scaffolding gave way. Officials from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) are expected to conduct a full investigation into the accident.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Texas construction accident lawyers.