Worker Injured in Miami Construction Accident

The man was on the job when he was struck by an object and fell several feet, officials say

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012  |  Updated 5:12 PM EDT
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A firefighter hoists a construction worker to safety Saturday morning after the worker was accidentally injured in Miami.

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A worker suffered leg injuries Saturday morning in a Miami construction accident, according to Miami Fire Rescue.

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The incident happened about 8 a.m. on the second floor of a building under construction at Northwest 12th Avenue and Northwest Sixth Street, the agency said.

The man, estimated to be in his 30s, was working when a ball-shaped object was swung from a construction vehicle and struck him, witnesses said. The impact threw him toward a metal pole on the construction site, leaving him injured, witnesses said.

But firefighters suspected the man instead may have been injured by a crane cable, Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius E. Carroll Jr. said. The man fell several feet from the accident.

Members of the Miami Fire Rescue's technical-rescue team assisted, using a ladder truck and other equipment. 

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The man was hoisted to safety by firefighters and taken to Ryder Trauma Center. His name wasn't released. He was conscious as he was taken to a hospital.

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