CHARLOTTE — Three construction workers have died after falling 70 feet from collapsed scaffolding in Dilworth, the Charlotte Fire confirmed.
Firefighters said the blast occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Monday at a construction site on East Morehead Street near Euclid Avenue.
When firefighters arrived, Charlotte Fire Captain Jackie Gilmore said they found a collapsed scaffolding and workers who had fallen from the scaffolding. Three of the workers died at the scene, Gilmore said.
The worker fell about 70 feet, he added.
Emergency services later confirmed that two more construction workers had been taken to hospital, but neither suffered serious injuries.
Gilmore said the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and OSHA are investigating the incident.
Dozens of first responders, including Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and Charlotte Fire, were at the scene investigating. A CMPD crime scene investigation vehicle also remained at the scene.
Channel 9’s Hannah Goetz saw other construction workers in the area leaving the site. Captain Gilmore said all construction work has been halted until the investigation is completed.
“We’re doing the best we can,” one worker told Channel 9’s Genevieve Curtis.
Charlotte Fire has created a family reunion area for victims’ families.
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(See: First Responders Talk About Fatal Dilworth Construction Site Accident)
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