One dead, three injured in construction accident

One dead, three injured in construction accident »Play Video
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SANDY, Ore. - One person was killed and three others were injured Friday in an accident at a construction site in Sandy.

The incident happened just before 3 p.m. in the 45000 block of Southeast Jadrny Road, the site of a residential construction project.

Officials at the scene say a crane was lifting trusses for roof construction when one of 13 trusses started to tip and the rest cascaded along with it and fell inside the building.

The falling trusses killed one worker and badly injured another worker, who had to be flown by LifeFlight to a hospital. Two others with minor injuries were transported by ambulance.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is heading up an investigation into what happened. The workers are with Stalcup Roofing & Construction.

State records show the company has an expired bond, and expired license with the Oregon Construction Contractor's Board. Owner Heath Stalcup on Saturday told KATU that his license renewal was properly submitted, but the state told him it has not yet been processed.

KATU's Dan Tilkin contributed to this story.