Worker hurt in massive scaffold collapse in downtown Houston describes ordeal

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Cleanup is beginning today after a massive scaffolding collapse in downtown Houston on Friday.


Of the six workers injured, only one still remains in the hospital with a gash to his head and a broken arm. His family says he is doing well, but is having difficulty speaking.

Click or tap here to view photos of the collapse.

Workers with a crane were out this morning at the scene on Crawford near Commerce, working amid the twisted metal as efforts continue to clear the debris from the scene.

The Finger Companies -- the company behind the construction of this luxury building -- is beginning their investigation into the collapse.

In 2012, there were 73 deaths associated to scaffolding across the U.S.; in 2013, 45 deaths; in 2014, 42 deaths, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA says there were 96 construction-related deaths in 2014 in Houston and the Woodlands.
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