Three Iron Workers Injured in Construction Accident at Tulare Campus

07/27/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Tulare, CA — A construction accident at the site of Tulare’s College of the Sequoias campus left three iron workers injured when several 500-pound metal beams collapsed on the men. The construction accident occurred Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at the future COS soils building just before 8 a.m., reported the Visalia Times-Delta.

Police officials reported that a group of men were working at the construction site on Bardsley Avenue and Road 140 in southeast Tulare, when the heavy metal beams supporting the building’s roof collapsed, hitting the three men.

The three iron workers were left with mild to moderate injuries as a result of the construction accident. One of the victims was reportedly unresponsive for several minutes following the collapse. Paramedics from Tulare County and Tulare fire departments responded to the accident, and rushed him to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia for treatment of a head injury.

The two other injured iron workers were rushed to Tulare Regional Medical Center for treatment of broken bones and other non-life-threatening injuries. One of the workers is believed to have sustained broken legs in the construction accident.

“We really don’t know what happened. We’re shutting down until we know why it collapsed,” said Rodney Moffett, the site’s production manager, to Visalia Times-Delta. “At this point there are more questions than answers and it may be a very long time until we know what happened.”

Investigations into how the construction accident occurred are underway. Investigators with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are also expected to conduct its own investigation.

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