What fairly can be described as an unexpected, severe storm ripped through the city of Conroe in Montgomery County late Tuesday afternoon. Snapped powerlines and poles as well as downed tree limbs were not close to being the most significant aftereffects of the storm. A home under construction in Ladera Creek Trace housing development in Conroe collapsed due to extreme winds associated with some now speculate was a tornado. Two workers were killed in the Conroe home collapse. Seven other people at the construction site were transported to area hospitals. No information is yet available on the exact injuries sustained by the workers taken to hospitals nor are their conditions known at this time.
Conroe Construction Site Workers Kept Working After Tornado Warnings Issued
Although an investigation into the collapse of the house under construction in Conroe has only just started, a grim fact appears to have been established. Evidence indicates that the construction site workers continued working even after tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued. In other words, construction site supervises failed to bring work to a stop and have workers take shelter.
The seven injured workers appear to have been undertaking their assigned tasks on the second floor of the residential construction project when the severe storm struck in Conroe. The two workers who were killed evidently were on the first level of the project. Early indication is that they were buried under the collapsed portion of the structure.
There is no doubt that the storm north of Houston truly was intense. As of Tuesday evening, no official confirmation of an actual tornado touching down has been made. Nevertheless, U.S. Representative Morgan Luttrell, who represents Conroe, did issue a statement on his official Facebook page during the weather event:
There is a tornado in our area right now. One has touched down in Huntsville and Conroe is under a tornado warning. Hoping everyone stays safe and this passes quickly.
Damage and Injuries in Other Areas as Well
The deaths and injuries at the Conroe construction site are not the only misfortunes associated with the brutal Texas storm. Another roof collapse occurred at Imperial Collision and Mechanical in Walker County. At least one individual was injured in the Imperial Collision and Mechanical building collapse, the identity and status of that individual not being known at this time.
The Forest Hills subdivision in Walker County was hit squarely by the storm as well. At least 20 homes in Forest Hills were damaged by the high winds. No information currently is available as to whether any people at Forest Hills were injured in the storm.
A tree fell on a unit at Timbercrest Townhomes in Huntsville. As is the case with the storm aftermath in Forest Hills, no information is yet known as to whether anyone was injured in this incident.
Protecting Legal Rights After a Construction Accident
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident like the Conroe building collapse, or if a family member has died a result of such a catastrophic incident, the legal team at The Doan Law Firm is available to answer any questions you may have about your legal rights. With offices located across Texas, including nearby to Conroe in Houston, you can connect with our firm any time of the day or night by calling us at (800) 349-000.
An experienced, compassionate Texas construction accident lawyer from our firm is available to visit with you and answer any questions you may have. We can arrange to meet with you at our offices in Houston, at any other location that is convenient for you, as well as online. Indeed, our team will be monitoring closely the situation in Conroe and in other communities due to the serious nature of the storm and the consequences of its aftermath.
Keep in mind that there is no cost and no obligation for a consultation with a Doan Law Firm Texas construction accident lawyer. Indeed, our law firm has an attorney fee guarantee. We never charge a fee unless we win your case for you.