Last Friday's scaffolding collapse at Davidson Hall remains under investigation.
According to Rescue Squad Captain Steven Bennett, a junior foresty major, the Rescue Squad received a call at 11:40 a.m. reporting the incident. The first ambulance was en route three minutes after dispatch, and the second two minutes later. Overall, twenty Rescue Squad members, five ambulances, one command vehicle, one responder, one firetruck, one special ops vehicle and multiple police units showed up to the site.
Bennett reported that the Rescue Squad transported four people to the hospital, returned to the site later and transported a fifth person. Two people received treatment on site, indicating bandaging and checking vitals according to Bennett, but refused transportation to a hospital.
University Relations representative Mark Owczarski reported that six people were ultimately treated at the hospital and injuries consisted of “cuts, bruises and sprains.” Owczarski also said that a scaffolding collapse incident like this one was “unique to the university.”
The collapse led to an hour-long closure of Drillfield Drive while emergency personnel responded.
Virginia Tech Police were not able to comment on the event, as the investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.