Construction to Resume at Argyle High School

Construction is scheduled to resume at Argyle High School with stricter rules in place, officials said, three weeks after two workers died on the job.

At Monday night's board meeting, Argyle Independent School District officials announced they hired safety consultant Archer Western to oversee construction projects, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Northstar Builders was the company in charge of building the practice facility at the high school when it collapsed and killed a man. In a statement, the company's president said they will resume work Tuesday on a limited basis.

Construction crews will meet with Western at about 9 p.m. Tuesday before construction resumes, according to district superintendent Dr. Telena Wright.

Northstar is overseeing a $45 million bond package for construction at several schools within the district.

The high school's practice facility was scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer. There is no word yet if a new timetable is in place.

NBC 5's Jeff Smith contributed to this report.

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