Marble Falls workplace accident sends three to hospitals Friday morning

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Three workmen were injured Friday morning, July 14, when a scaffold collapsed at 1400 Ranch to Market Road 1431 in a commercial space adjacent to the new Bealls store.

The more seriously injured man was taken to Saint Davids South Austin Hospital and two more were transported to Seton Highland Lakes. As of late Friday, no information was available about the condition of any of the men.

"The call came in at 9:39 a.m. and Marble Falls Fire Rescue and Marble Falls Area Emergency Medical Service responded," said Marble Falls Fire Chief Russell Sander. "The men were working on the facade of the building. We don't know what caused the collapsed."

"Because it is a workplace accident, we will not handle the investigation," he said. "There are several possibilities for that, including OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)."

A new commercial construction permit was issued in May for the site to house a new KoKo Fit Club in the 2,960-square-foot commercial space owned by Brewer Family Properties/Bar D Services.


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