3 killed, 2 hurt after scaffolding collapses at N.C. construction site

Three construction workers were killed and two others were injured Monday after scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Charlotte, N.C.

The incident occurred around 9 a.m. but it was not clear how or why the scaffolding collapsed. The workers fell about 70 feet, according to WCNC.

The two injured workers were taken to a hospital for evaluation “with minor injuries.”

Officials said all work at the site was suspended until an investigation was completed and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration assessed the scene.

The building is a senior living center scheduled to open in the fall, according to Queen City News.

Bridgewood Property Company, a Houston-based developer of retirement communities, is responsible for the project, according to Fox 8.

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