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Courtesy of Miami Fire Rescue
A firefighter hoists a construction worker to safety Saturday morning after the worker was accidentally injured in Miami.
A worker suffered leg injuries Saturday morning in a Miami construction accident, according to Miami Fire Rescue.
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.
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.