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Scaffolding collapses in Houston, injuring 6 people

Firemen on scene at a scaffold collapse in Houston, TX on Oct. 15, 2015.
Source: KPRC

Six construction workers were taken to the hospital after a scaffolding collapsed in downtown Houston Friday morning, according to a report.

At least four construction workers had been trapped beneath the wreckage, according to NBC TV affiliate KPRC, a local news station in Houston.

The incident occurred at an apartment complex under construction directly across from Minute Maid Park — home of baseball's Houston Astros.

The workers were taken to nearby hospitals, with non-life-threatening injuries, Houston Fire Department Captain Ruy Lozano said. Rescue workers were conducting an active search to see if there were more people trapped inside, according to the KPRC report.

The Houston Fire Department said it had more than 30 units on scene, including several heavy rescue units.

The property, located at 500 Crawford in between Texas Ave. and Preston St, is developed, owned and managed by the Finger Companies, an independent developer of multi-family properties. Finger Companies did not respond to CNBC's requests for comment.

See KPRC's tweet here.

See KPRC's second tweet here.