Man Dies In Construction Accident In DeKalb County

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CROSSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A construction worker died and two others suffered serious injuries when a scaffold collapsed at a new school in DeKalb County.  It happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Crossville Police say the scaffolding was about 30 feet high when it collapsed, and the men were rushed to hospitals in Huntsville and Birmingham.  

DeKalb County Coroner Tom Wilson says one of the men who was taken to Birmingham later died.

Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were on site Tuesday afternoon.

Workers are building a new Crossville Elementary School for students in Kindergarten through third grade.  Construction should be complete in June 2013.

Filed in: News, Northeast Alabama

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