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Three Workers Killed in Construction Accident

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Three Workers Killed in Construction Accident

Three workers were killed in a construction accident in Austin, Texas when some scaffolding on the 11th floor collapsed with them Wednesday afternoon.

According to Battalion Chief Harry Evans, four workers were on the scaffolding when it collapsed and they fell from the 11th floor of a high-rise condominium. Two of the men fell 120 feet to their deaths. The third man struck a garage overhang on the sixth floor and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time after. The forth man was able to jump off the platform and was treated at the scene.

It is being investigated what caused the scaffold to collapse.

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