One person is in critical condition at the Riley Hospital for Children following a structural collapse in Brownsburg on Monday, fire officials say.
At 3:43 p.m., the Brownsburg Fire Territory responded to a structure collapse call south of the town in the 7000 block of Northfield Drive near South Green Street. There, they found scaffolding that had collapsed.
Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support a work crew to aid the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings.
Four people were injured in the collapse, Brownsburg Fire Territory Deputy Chief of Operations Ryan Miller said.
One individual was trapped in the collapse and freed prior to the fire territory’s arrival. The person was taken to the Riley Hospital for Children in critical condition.
The other three people sustained minor injuries and were taken to area hospitals.
Miller was not able to confirm the ages of the four people injured.
Miller said the structure collapsed around the same time a thunderstorm rolled in, which brought intense wind and heavy rain. However, it’s not clear whether the structural collapse was caused by the storm.
Some of the four people involved — it’s not clear how many — were on top of the structure setting roof rafters when the incident occurred.
The structure was under construction to become a gas station convenience store with two other adjacent occupancies, Miller said.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
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