U.S. Scaffold collapse caught on video


Workers had to run for their lives as strong winds cause a scaffold collapse in Rockford, Illinois USA.

The terrifying video below caught by onlooker Nicholas Layng shows the tremendous force of mother nature.

Workers from the construction site have said four people were on the scaffolding when they noticed it began to detach from the side of the building.

All four were able to quickly make it off the large scaffolding structure safely before the collapse. No one was reported hurt.

According to the City of Rockford Government’s Facebook page, the scaffolding was installed in late January 2018 shortly after work began on the building. A hoist was also installed to carry equipment and construction materials to all floors of the building.

The $87.5 million development project to turn the historic building in a 160-room hotel and conference center is expected to be complete by 2020.