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6 Pulled From Rubble After Houston Scaffolding Collapse

Authorities don't think anyone else is trapped

(Newser) - Six workers were injured on Friday when scaffolding collapsed at a seven-story building under construction in downtown Houston, leaving debris scattered along most of a city block. Houston Fire Department Captain Ruy Lozano said that all the injured workers were taken to local hospitals but their injuries are not believed... More »

High-Rise Scaffold Collapse Kills 3 in Raleigh

One person sent to hospital; officials investigating

(Newser) - A section of scaffolding collapsed at a high-rise construction project in downtown Raleigh, killing three people and sending another to a hospital, officials said today. Jeffrey Hammerstein, the district chief at Wake County EMS, said three people were confirmed dead in the accident; movable scaffolding peeled away from the 11-story... More »

School Scaffold Collapse Kills 10

Construction workers die at top of Beijing high school

(Newser) - A scaffolding collapse at one of Beijing's most prestigious high schools today killed 10 construction workers and injured four others, officials say. The accident occurred at the start of the school day at Tsinghua High School in the city's northwest, but it did not affect any classrooms or... More »

Dangling Window Washers Rescued From 1 WTC

Rescuers cut through skyscraper window to save both

(Newser) - Phew. Two window washers who were dangling from scaffolding around the 68th floor of One World Trade Center have been rescued, reports CNN . Incredible images showed the scaffolding tilted at a sharp angle with the two men inside. Rescuers got them out by cutting through a skyscraper window and pulling... More »

Scaffolding Gets Scientists Closer to Growing a Heart

Biodegradable frame supports stem cells, may pave way for creating whole organs

(Newser) - Scientists have developed a biodegradable scaffold on which heart tissue can be grown in the lab, possibly paving the way for the creation of whole organs, the Independent reports. In the meantime, the goal is to produce living patches for mending damaged hearts. The flexible polymer matrix ensures growing cells... More »

2 More Injured at Ground Zero Building

Scaffolding falls from structure where firefighters perished

(Newser) - Two New York firefighters were injured today by scaffolding falling from the Deutsche Bank building near ground zero, the AP reports. The incident came less than a week after a fire at the skyscraper across the street from the World Trade Center site claimed the lives of two other firefighters.... More »

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