HOUSTON — Six workers have been rescued from substantial debris after a scaffolding collapse at a seven-story building in downtown Houston.
A Houston Fire Department statement says all six workers were taken to hospitals Friday morning. The department says the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and all the injured were workers at the scene — not passersby or first responders. There are no reports of missing workers.
Firefighters continued to search for more people possibly trapped under the rubble. The building is not a major concern for collapsing, rather, authorities are concerned about a secondary collapse of the remaining scaffolding.
The accident happened at a residential complex across the street from Minute Maid Park. Debris was scattered along most of a city block.