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1 dead, 3 injured after construction site collapse in North Texas

Structural collapse is an unfortunate but preventable kind of accident that happens too often on Texas construction sites. Determining exactly why all or part of an under-construction building falls to the ground typically requires careful investigation, the results of which could potentially be used in any injury or wrongful death claims linked to the accident.

These issues are bound to come up after a recent tragedy in North Texas. Crews were working on what will be an indoor activity center for a high school in Argyle when the steel frame of the large structure collapsed. One worker died, and three others, including two who were hospitalized, were injured.

According to a CBS news report, the area where the structure was being built is the size of a city block. As part of the investigation into what caused the accident, the Texas Department of Transportation flew helicopters over the scene. Pictures of the site spark questions as to what force or fault could have caused such a massive structure to fall down.

There was initial speculation that the steel frame fell under the force of strong winds, though safety precautions should have been taken to prevent such a thing from happening.

OSHA and local authorities were on the scene to investigate.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, don't hesitate to speak with a work injury attorney. A lawyer can advise you of your options for receiving compensation, which could include more than benefits through workers' comp. When job-site negligence results in injury or death, victims or their families may be entitled to compensation through a civil lawsuit.

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