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In the Wake of Scaffolding Collapse — How is Construction Safety Monitored in Houston?

Recently, huge scaffolding collapsed at an apartment complex under construction near Minute Maid Park. Several workers were injured in the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. In light of the incident, we discuss how construction safety is regulated and monitored here with Jerry Nevlud, President and CEO of the Houston […]

Recently, huge scaffolding collapsed at an apartment complex under construction near Minute Maid Park. Several workers were injured in the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

In light of the incident, we discuss how construction safety is regulated and monitored here with Jerry Nevlud, President and CEO of the Houston chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, and James Shelton, a compliance assistance specialist for OSHA’s Houston North office.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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