Worker Most Seriously Hurt In A&M Collapse Now In Fair Condition

By: KBTX-TV
By: KBTX-TV
The condition of the most seriously injured of the five workers hurt in the collapse of an equine center under construction at Texas A&M was improving Monday.

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COLLEGE STATION (June 24, 2013)—The most seriously injured of the five workers hurt in the collapse of an equine center under construction at Texas A&M University was in fair condition Monday at a hospital in Bryan.

Gamma Construction Company identified the injured Monday man as Jose Santos Argueta.

A spokeswoman for St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan said Argueta was admitted in critical condition, but continues to improve.

Gamma Construction senior vice president Tom Hansen says the four injured workers who were hospitalized are all employees of a subcontractor, Ramco Erectors, Inc. of Houston.

Ramco didn't immediately comment Monday.

The fifth workers was treated and released.

Hansen says Gamma Construction officials are working with federal investigators to determine what caused Saturday's accident.

He says for now all work has been suspended at the $80 million equestrian center, about a mile from the main campus in College Station.

Workers were in elevated positions Saturday tying steel together on the 35-foot-tall, 300-foot-long barn on F&B Road near FM 2818 when the frame came down, College Station Fire Department spokesperson Bart Humphries said.

Ground was broken in October on the equine center.

The first phase of the $80 million project was set for completion in 2014.


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