DALLAS (AP) – Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire in the basement of a Dallas skyscraper that killed three construction workers.
Dallas Fire-Rescue Lt. Joel Lavender said Friday that investigators found code violations in the accident at 50-story Thanksgiving Tower. He didn’t elaborate.
A coroner says 36-year-old Oscar Esparza-Romo and 43-year-old Leroy Carrillo died in Thursday’s accident. The name of the third worker wasn’t immediately released. Autopsy results are pending.
The victims were in a thermal storage tank that’s part of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning unit.
The subcontractors worked for Best Mechanical Inc. Company spokeswoman Cheri Torres said the crew had safety equipment. A message left with the company wasn’t immediately returned Friday.
The estimated 2,800 people in Thanksgiving Tower evacuated. Three people were treated for breathing problems.