A North Carolina scaffolding collapse killed three construction workers. Crews were dismantling the scaffold at a high-rise construction site in downtown Raleigh.
The platform reportedly fell 11 stories shortly before mid-day. Serious injuries were reported for at least one other worker, who was inside a portable toilet that was crushed when the scaffold came crashing down.
Workers carrying out construction work underneath the scaffolding indicated they heard something pop. Someone began shouting at everyone to "Run!" Workers then heard a massive crash behind them as they fled. Some described it as sounding like "an explosion."