An investigation is underway to find the cause of a hangar collapse at the Boise airport that killed three people and injured nine others this week. Five of the injured were in critical condition Wednesday, according to the local fire department.. Authorities said. workplace safety officials are investigating the accident.
The hangar was under construction, according to the fire department. A press release said the city’s building division had found no concerns or issues at a recent inspection at the site. The collapse required an “incredibly large emergency response,” according to Aaron Hummel, Boise Fire Division chief of operations.
Investigators from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) are trying to determine what caused the collapse, officials said Thursday. The site is fenced off and nearby streets are closed.
“Our thoughts are with the families who lost loved ones and those who are awaiting news on those still in critical conditions,” said Mayor Lauren McLean. She added the community is facing “a profound loss.”
Idaho Gov. Brad Little said on X (formerly Twitter) that state officials were monitoring the situation “to find out how we can assist” and asked that people “keep the victims … in your prayers.”