Update: Four Injured in Scaffolding Collapse at Redmond Construction Site

Woodinville, Kirkland and Redmond and firefighters responded to the collapse.

Update, 4 p.m.: The company that employs the injured workers is Seattle-based Compass General Construction, according to Redmond Fire spokesman Jim Bove.

Original story:

A scaffolding collapse has left at least four construction workers with minor injuries in downtown Redmond, according to Jim Bove of the Redmond Police Department.

The incident took place when a portion of formwork that was supporting the floor during a concrete pour collapsed at around 11:45 a.m., according to a news release from the Redmond Fire Department. It happened near the intersection of Cleveland Street and 164th Avenue Northeast, Bove said. A six-story mixed-use development called Centerpointe is currently under construction at that location.

Bove said at least four people suffered minor injuries and that three were transported to local hospitals as a precautionary measure.

The scaffolding that collapsed was located about 25 to 30 feet above the ground, according to Bove. It's unclear at this point whether the workers fell or were on the ground at the time of the incident.

Woodinville, Kirkland and Redmond firefighters responded to the collapse. A team of fire personnel and structural engineers searched the building and determined no one else was affected by the collapse. The cause is under investigation. 

Lisa Baumann December 01, 2012 at 12:08 AM
We're hearing the company that employs the injured workers is Seattle-based Compass General Construction.


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