Scaffold Falls 200 Feet Killing Workers

A work-place accident that occurred at a construction site in North Carolina killed three workers and seriously injured a fourth. Choate Construction Company is the general contractor at the construction site of the Charter Square building in Raleigh and is working with Associated Scaffolding as a subcontractor on the project. Three workers were on a scaffold called a mast climber, that runs on tracks to move the workers up and down along the exterior of the building, when the scaffold collapsed, causing the workers to fall approximately 200 feet. Associated Scaffolding was in the process of disassembling the mast climber when the scaffold collapsed. The three men were killed and a fourth worker was found unconscious in a porta potty underneath the debris. That worker was transported to the hospital and was last known to be in fair condition.

The construction at the site has been suspended while the workplace safety agency in North Carolina completes their investigation. Officials stated that it could take several months before the investigation is complete and state laws require that a full investigation be conducted in order to hold companies responsible for any violations. Over the past decade, both Choate Construction Company and Associated Scaffolding have been investigated numerous times without being found guilty of any serious violations. Officials at Choate Construction expressed their sympathy for the families of the victims.

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