A Crane Drops At A Construction Site, Six Workers Injured

A construction site in Brickell was shut down after a load of rebar was dropped by a crane at the job site and injured six workers.

The Miami Herald reports that the incident happened on Wednesday, August 5th, at 830 Brickell Plaza. City officials issued a stop-work order to Ant Yapi, a construction company based in the UK, and Civic Construction of Miami Beach.

Firefighters with Miami Fire and Rescue were called to the job site. The falling steel impaled two workers, and the falling building materials injured an additional four workers.  The workers who were trapped under the steel had to be extricated with industrial cutting equipment.  Five of the injured workers were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center for treatment. The names of the workers and their current condition were not released at the time of the report.

The building project being developed by the OKO Group LLC is proposed to have 57 floors with a building height of 724 feet. Upon its completion, it is expected to be the second tallest building in Miami.

Because the incident is still currently under investigation, the project is closed down indefinitely.

Miami’s Building Director Asael “Ace” Marrero reiterated the status of the project to reporters: “The site is closed.  There is no time frame right now for how long it will be closed.”