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Four Construction Workers Injured in Foster City Building Collapse

Screenshot via KPIX News.
Screenshot via KPIX News.
By Bay City News Service:

An investigation is underway into what caused the partial collapse of a building in Foster City Monday morning, sending four construction workers to the hospital.

Two of the workers at the construction site suffered moderate injuries while two others had minor injuries and have since been released from the hospital, according to Ron Meade, president of R.C. Pacific Construction, Inc., the Roseville-based contractor for the building project.

"Hopefully they're going to be fine," Meade said of the workers.

Fire crews were dispatched to the partial building collapse in the 1100 block of Triton Drive around 10:30 a.m., authorities said.

California Division of Occupational Health and Safety spokesman Peter Melton said part of the under-construction wooden building gave way after a support structure called a truss collapsed.

Melton said the building will be a Carl's Jr. restaurant, which Meade declined to confirm.

Cal/OSHA investigators were on scene Monday afternoon to look into what caused the collapse.

Meade said R.C. Pacific Construction is conducting its own investigation into what happened. 
 

Jon Nadelberg June 17, 2014 at 09:08 AM
I drove by this today. The violent collapse of this wood frame was astonishing. It is terrible. I am very glad no one was more seriously hurt or killed. It looks like the entire thing needs to be started over.
Ann Huff June 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM
When I saw the wooden frames up a few days ago, the ones in the middle looked crooked, and the two on the ends had no support, but I don't work in construction, so I'm not an expert. Hope the workers who were hurt get well soon.
Pearl June 17, 2014 at 03:01 PM
TO ANN HUFF: Why don't you contact Peter Melton at Cal/OSHA Office Headquarters, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1901, Oakland, CA 94612; PHONE: (510) 286-7000, and tell him or someone there what you noticed about the wooden frames a couple days ago. It would be helpful to them in their investigation as to why this building collapse occurred.

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