HOUSTON — Nine people were taken to the hospital Monday morning after a roof collapsed at a construction site in north Houston, the Houston Fire Department said.
Fifteen workers were inside the building when the roof of the building gave away.
Two of the workers had to be rescued via a ladder truck. Air 11 flew over the scene and saw both workers being put on a stretcher from inside the building.
The others workers were able to self evacuate, according to firefighters.
The site is in the 3400 block of N Main St.
HFD said the building is a Holiday Inn that has been under construction for the last year. Workers were pouring concrete on the seventh floor when the roof of the building gave away and seven workers fell through the floor.
IGH is the ownership group for the Holiday Inn and they released the following statement:
We are aware of the incident today at the construction site of a new independently owned and operated hotel property in Houston. Based on reports, it is our understanding that injuries were minor and that the workers have been released from the hospital. We wish them a quick and full recovery.
We are working on finding building permit records to see if we can get a better idea of the scope of work they were doing as well as what companies were doing the work.
Check back for updates.
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