CHARLOTTE — Three construction workers died after falling 70 feet from collapsed scaffolding in Dilworth, Charlotte Fire confirmed.
It happened just after 9 a.m. Monday at a construction site on East Morehead Street, near Euclid Avenue, firefighters said.
When firefighters arrived, Charlotte Fire Capt. Jackie Gilmore said they found collapsed scaffolding and workers who had fallen from the scaffolding. Three of the workers died at the scene, Gilmore said.
The workers had fallen about 70 feet, he added.
Paramedics later confirmed two more construction workers were taken to the hospital, but neither were seriously hurt.
Capt. Gilmore said the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the case.
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 who were leaving their jobsites. Capt. Gilmore said all construction work was stopped until the investigation was completed.
One worker told Channel 9′s Genevieve Curtis they were doing “as good as we can be.”
Charlotte Fire created a family reunification area for the victim’s families.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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