BREAKING: Worker injured in Pearl Midtown 29 construction accident near Wynwood
Rescue crews had to lower worker to the ground via crane
November 29, 2016 09:52AM
Fire rescue crews gather around the Midtown 29 construction site Tuesday (Credit: city of Miami Fire Department)
UPDATED 10:08 a.m. Nov. 29: Fire rescue crews pulled an injured worker from the Pearl Midtown 29 construction site near Wynwood after the contractor was pinned by an equipment collapse early Tuesday morning.
Just before 9 a.m., a piece of formation material fell and trapped a worker on the 12th floor of Midtown 29, the Miami Herald reported. The contractors’ co-workers freed him from the debris, but couldn’t carry him to the ground floor because the elevator doesn’t reach beyond the sixth story.
City of Miami fire rescue crews were called to the scene, where they used a crane to lower him to the ground in a rescue basket.
Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll told the Miami Herald that the worker’s condition was fair, and that he was transported to the Ryder Trauma Center.
Located at 180 Northeast 29th Street, the apartment project is planned to be 20 stories with 309 rental units and about 13,000 square feet of retail space. Construction has so far progressed to the 12th floor, where Tuesday’s accident occurred.
Morgan Group, a Texas apartment builder, is the developer. Costal Construction is the general contractor. A request for comment to Coastal was not immediately returned.
The incident follows just a month after two separate construction accidents in Brickell and Hollywood left two dead and several others injured. [Miami Herald] — Sean Stewart-Muniz
Source: The Real Deal