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Video: Nine Hurt in Roof Collapse at Houston Construction Site

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Fire Department says nine workers were taken to hospitals after they were injured when part of the roof of a building under construction collapsed.

Firefighters responded to the roof collapse Monday morning at a hotel under construction north of downtown Houston.

Video from local TV stations showed firefighters using a ladder from a truck to bring down some injured workers on stretchers.


Houston Fire Department firefighters respond and investigate a collapsed mid-rise building under construction on 3400 block of North Main Street on Monday, July 29, 2019, in north Houston. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

The injuries to workers who were taken to hospitals included cuts and broken bones.

Officials said other workers were also injured but were treated at the scene and released.

The cause of the roof collapse was not immediately known.


Houston Fire Department firefighters respond and investigate after the top of mid-rise building under construction on 3400 block of North Main Street collapsed on Monday, July 29, 2019, in north Houston. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)


Houston Fire Department firefighters respond and investigate after the top of mid-rise building under construction on 3400 block of North Main Street collapsed on Monday, July 29, 2019, in north Houston. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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