19 Mar 2015

High Winds Topple Scaffolding in Portland

A powerful storm downed trees, power lines and toppled construction scaffolding in downtown Portland on Sunday, March 15. High winds knocked out power for 45,000 people across the the Portland Metro area on Sunday. No one was injured in the accident at the corner of Southwest 4th Avenue and Washington Street, according to the Portland Tribune.

This video shows the moment the scaffolding collapsed.

Employers using scaffolding are regulated by the Work at Height Regulations (WAHR). Regular maintenance and scaffold inspections are vital to ensure that equipment remains safe and stable, especially after any adverse weather conditions.

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