Construction work has its risks but sometimes that risk is more than workers bargained for. Four workers were seriously injured when a barn frame under construction at a Texas university collapsed. Austin workplace accident attorneys have seen similar accidents in the construction business and workers compensation is generally available in those cases.
The four workers were part of a construction crew that was building a new equestrian complex for a Texas university. The 300-foot barn frame that was built as a part of the equestrian complex collapsed due to circumstances that are unknown at this time. The metal barn frame was nothing more than twisted rubble when medical personnel arrived. The construction workers remained trapped underneath the rubble while the fire department secured the structure to avoid any further collapse. Once rescued, the workers were taken to a local hospital.