HOUSTON, TX - An extremely dented hard hat is most likely the only thing that saved construction worker Victor Rubalcava from a severe head injury during that scaffolding collapse across the street from Minute Maid Park. According to his attorney, Vuk Vujasinovic, "He fell three stories with scaffolding falling on top of him."
Victor was one of six injured last week and right now, the only thing his attorney is claiming is a small victory. He was granted a temporary restraining order which prevents the construction company from removing any evidence from the scene. "We are literally clueless and have no information as to how and why this could have occurred. It`s just amazing!"
He hopes they won`t be clueless for long. He`s hired a construction safety expert who will begin inspecting the site Thursday morning, while OSHA continues to investigate, too.
Whatever they find may lead to lawsuits. Lawyers for the defendants, The Finger Companies, Inc. and Triple S Masonry, remain tight-lipped while this near tragedy is under investigation.
Meanwhile, Victor has been released from the hospital, but life has not returned to normal. "He`s got a long road ahead of him in terms of medical treatment."
This is the second scaffolding collapse in Houston in less than two weeks. Makes you wonder if wearing a hard hat here should become the next fashion trend.