Roof Of Condo Building Under Construction Collapses In Denver Suburb; 13 Taken To Hospital

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 9:23 pm
By: News On 6

DENVER (AP) _ Part of a roof collapsed at a luxury high-rise building under construction Thursday, hospitalizing three workers. Ten more were seen at area hospitals as a precaution or for treatment.

A section of the roof of the combination condominium and retail building collapsed onto the 13th and 12th floors while workers were pouring concrete for the roof, West Metro Fire spokesman Howard Hardy said.

The cause of the accident in suburban Greenwood Village was under investigation.

Two of the hospitalized workers were listed in good condition, while a third was in fair condition. A fourth worker was treated and released.

Dan Mulroney, operations chief for South Metro Fire, said a total of 13 people were taken to hospitals but most were sent as a precaution.

``Nothing really collapsed on top of them,'' Mulroney said. ``The floor gave way. It wasn't hard cement, it was wet and when it bowed they fell through.''

The multi-million dollar building dubbed ``The Landmark'' is being built by Beck Development of Dallas.

Company spokesman Joe Flores said a corporate crisis team was headed to Denver to assist families of the injured.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was investigating.