Three dead, one hurt in construction accident in North Carolina

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Posted: Mar 23, 2015 1:54 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Three workers were killed and a fourth was injured on Monday after scaffolding collapsed at a high-rise building under construction in Raleigh, North Carolina, an emergency medical services spokesman said.

The scaffolding on the 11-story building's exterior collapsed late Monday morning, said Jeffrey Hammerstein, spokesman for Wake County EMS. He said the incident was being investigated and the names of the victims had not been released.

The injured construction worker was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, Hammerstein said.

He said the incident was being investigated and the names of the victims had not been released.

Local media said the building is to be a mixed-use residential, office and retail space.

(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Bill Trott)