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3 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Building Collapse In West Houston

The high-rise building, located at a construction site near CityCentre, collapsed about 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Three people died and one was hospitalized after a building collapse at a construction site in west Houston on Oct. 5, 2020, the Houston Fire Department said.

Updated 7:50 a.m. CT Tuesday

Three people are dead and another hospitalized after a high-rise building under construction in west Houston partially collapsed Monday afternoon, the Houston Fire Department said.

The stairwell in the 15-story building, located at 990 Town and Country Boulevard near CityCentre, collapsed about 1:30 p.m. Monday. Inspectors said the building itself is not in danger of collapsing, but there was worry about a secondary collapse in the stairwell, KHOU reported.

The construction site is the future headquarters of Marathon Oil, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The fire department’s technical rescue team transported one person to a nearby hospital, and HFD said was working with an engineer at the site.

All workers appeared to be accounted for, but crews were working to ensure there were no additional victims, HFD said.

This is a developing story.

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