2 workers hurt in scaffolding collapse in Dearborn
Dearborn — Two construction workers were seriously injured but are expected to survive after scaffolding collapsed at the site of a new hotel, according to fire officials.
The men, in their 30s, were working at the Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites on Michigan Avenue at Telegraph when scaffolding collapsed around 10 a.m. Wednesday near an awning at the building's entrance, officials said.
"We think they'll make it," Fire Chief Joe Murray said of the injured men. "I believe that's a reasonable expectation."
The workers were rushed to Beaumont Dearborn with "traumatic injuries" where they were reported in serious but stable condition, Murray said. He did not specify their injuries.
Murray said the cause of the collapse remains unclear as fire inspectors and the city commercial services division investigate the accident scene.
Those officials together will determine a cause and then will decide on a possible work stoppage at the site, Murray said.
The unfinished hotel was surrounded by temporary chain link fencing Wednesday as several Dearborn police officials canvassed the scene. A city fire truck left the site around 11 a.m.
A sign out front announces the hotel as "Coming soon," but its scheduled opening date was not immediately available.
The sign lists Bloomfield Hills-based Jonna Construction Co., Birmingham's Saroki Architecture and A&M Hospitality Services interior designs in Madison Heights as being involved in the build.