Three workers in Bedford County, Tenn., were injured when a wall from a building under construction collapsed on them. The incident happened on Nov. 1 during the morning hours. The wall was part of a new football fieldhouse being built at Shelbyville Central High School. Officials said that wooden roof trusses were being placed atop the structure by a crane when the wall fell. According to reports, a blast of wind appeared to topple the wall. At press time, this accident was still under investigation. Several construction experts who visited the scene said “shoddy methods” used by a subcontractor who built the block walls may have led to the collapse. Kent Holt of Lee Adcock Construction said the footings, concrete floor and the block walls were constructed last year by another contractor. He said that it “looks as if the block wasn’t put in according to plans.” As a result, he added that “the walls didn’t support the weight of the trusses.”
Source: Shelbyville Times-Gazette
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