- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ARGYLE, Texas (AP) - Construction has been halted at a North Texas school job site amid safety concerns after two workers died in accidents the past week.

No work was being done Wednesday at Argyle High School following the fatalities during construction of an indoor activity center.

Trustees of the Argyle Independent School District held an emergency meeting Tuesday, hours after the second death, and suspended construction. Board members decided to hire their own safety consultant. Federal investigators are also reviewing the scene in Argyle, 20 miles north of Fort Worth.

The steel framework for the center collapsed last Thursday, killing one man. Another man died after being run over Tuesday while guiding a truck and trailer.

The general contractor, Northstar Builders Group, offered condolences and says the company is cooperating with the investigation.

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