On Thursday afternoon in San Antonio, TX, a construction jobsite turned
deadly after 1,000 pounds of rebar support beams approximately 20 yards
in length came crashing down. The worksite was for the Texas Department
of Transportation and was located near Loop 410 and U.S. 90.
According to police reports, the workers onsite had been tying the rebar
together. The structure would have been placed atop a pillar that would
have been used to support a new access road.
During the process, one of the support beams tipped, which caused the entire
thing to fall.
In the aftermath, three construction workers were injured. One of them
was trapped under the rebar. He sustained multiple broken bones and head
trauma; he is currently in critical condition.
San Antonio Police Sgt. Mark Hubbard stated that both OSHA and the police
department will be investigating the construction site. Currently, the
incident is being treated like an accident.