Scaffolding Accident Kills One, Injures Five

Cantilevered scaffolding fell off the top story of a condo under construction leading to one bystander's death after suffering a cardiac event when running from the falling debris

Miami Herald

An investigation has been opened into an accident where scaffolding fell from the top floor of a Brickell-area condo tower under construction in Miami, killing one bystander and injuring five others. The man who died ran from the falling debris but apparently died from a "cardiac incident". The other injuries were non-life-threatening.

According to Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso, construction workers were loading and unloading equipment onto the cantilevered scaffolding platform using a crane when the temporary structure either became stressed or took on too much weight.

Miami's building department and The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the incident.

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