FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) — A subcontractor was killed and another person was injured in a scaffolding collapse at the Sugarloaf Elementary School construction site late Monday morning.
Frederick County Sheriff's officials have not released the identities of the victims.
According to police, the subcontractor died when he fell approximately 25 feet to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The second worker injured his leg and was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Both victims were on the scaffolding at the time of the collapse. Neither are employees of Frederick County Public Schools and instead work for an independent contracting company.
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) were notified of the incident.
Authorities say the site is the future home of the elementary school, which is located in the 3400 block of Stone Barn Drive in Urbana.
A scaffold is a temporary or movable platform for workers, according to Merriam-Webster.com.
This story has been updated.