UPDATE: OSHA investigating scaffolding collapse at Sanford that injured 3

Published: May. 25, 2023 at 3:24 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - OSHA has opened an investigation into the partial collapse of scaffolding at a Sanford Health construction site that sent three workers to the emergency room.

According to the Department of Labor, the injured employees’ employer is Northland Concrete and Masonry Company, LLC out of Minnesota. The general contractor is Henry Carlson out of Sioux Falls.

OSHA compliance officers are interviewing the employers. No further information will be shared until OSHA completes its investigation, which could take up to 6 months to complete, reports the Department of Labor.

PREVIOUSLY: A portion of scaffolding at the construction site for Sanford Health’s new orthopedic hospital collapsed Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened just after 2 p.m. near the Sanford Children’s Hospital.

According to Sanford Health, everyone is accounted for, and three construction workers injured in the collapse were taken to the emergency room for their injuries.

The hospital system said that more details about the injuries and additional information will be shared.