On Monday morning, July 29, 2019, an upper floor of a building collapsed at 3498 North Main and I-45 in north Houston. Construction workers were reportedly pouring concrete flooring when the top floor of the building suddenly collapsed causing multiple injuries to other workers inside. According to ABC 13, at least two workers were rescued in HFD baskets. Deputy Chief Richard Galvan with the Houston Fire Department says about 15 workers were present when part of the floor collapsed.
Video from local television stations showed firefighters using a ladder from a truck to bring down some injured workers on stretchers.
The injuries to workers who were taken to nearby hospitals. Officials said other workers were also injured but were treated at the scene and released. The cause of the roof collapse was not immediately known.
Preventable Construction Accidents Are Far Too Common
Every year the number of nonfatal accidents far exceeds the number of deadly accidents. These accidents are just as tragic and just and devastating for the workers involved and their families.
The vast majority of both fatal and nonfatal construction accidents could have been prevented if the construction companies involved took proper workplace safety precautions and properly trained the individuals working on site.
The construction accident attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP are closely monitoring this incident and will provide updates as they become available.