Investigation underway after deadly Raleigh scaffolding accident

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Federal investigators will be in Raleigh Wednesday at the site of Monday’s deadly scaffolding collapse.

Assistant Deputy Commissioner at the N.C. Division of Occupational Safety and Health Kevin Beauregard told WTVD that the state asked for the extra help because of the type of scaffolding that buckled, killing three workers and putting a fourth in the hospital.

“We want to find out exactly what was occurring at the time of the incident,” said Beauregard. “What processes they were using; we’ve heard some information that they may have been disassembling it, but we haven’t verified that yet.”

Beauregard says there are many things investigators need to drill in on.

“We don’t know whether it was human error that caused the incident. We don’t know if it was structural, if it was overloading. So we’re going to have to look at those things to see what exactly happened.”

Read more: WTVD

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