fbpx
Saturday, May 28, 2022
No menu items!

Bodies recovered from Monday building collapse

On Monday afternoon around 2 p.m, a building collapsed near west Houston– resulting in the deaths of at least three people.

All bodies from this collapse were recovered on Wednesday.

The incident occured near the I-10 Katy Freeway in the area of Town & Country Boulevard.

Rescue technicians and a hazmat team cut through rubble mounting three-stories high in order to recover the bodies.

The collapse injured one person, however, the 240 construction workers on the scene were not injured.

Assistant Fire Chief Ruy Lozano said on Monday in a press briefing that the collapse appeared to involve newly constructed stairs that began at the 13th and 14th floor of the 15-story building.

Harvey Builders, the company hired to take on the project, issued the following statement to ABC13:

“Harvey Builders is working with the Houston Fire Department, our subcontractor East Texas Precast, and Hines, the project’s development manager, to investigate a fatal accident involving the collapse of a stairway on the construction site of the future Houston headquarters of Marathon Oil. Construction is an inherently dangerous activity and in recognition of this Harvey and its subcontractors observe very strict protocols on every project. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with each of the families involved during this difficult time.”

Latest News

Police acknowledge ‘wrong decision’ in delay in confronting Texas school shooter

Police made the "wrong decision" in waiting nearly an hour for additional officers before breaching the classroom...

‘Blood is on your hands’: Protesters berate gun violence at NRA convention

Protesters angered over the shooting deaths of Texas elementary school students, converged Friday (May 27) outside the gun-lobby National Rifle Association's annual...

Supporters of former Pakistani PM Imran Khan clash with police during march for new elections

Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan clashed with security forces as they marched on Islamabad's streets Wednesday calling for new...

Driver extricated after 2-vehicle crash

HOUSTON - A driver got seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of West Dallas Street and Montrose Street early...

Man fatally struck by multiple vehicles on I-45

HOUSTON - Police are investigating after a male pedestrian was fatally struck on i-45 near N Main Street. Authorities...

More Articles Like This