3 Hurt in Big-Screen Collapse at Miami Music Festival

One worker in critical condition

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Mar 15, 2013 9:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – A large LED screen being set up for the Ultra Music Festival crashed onto the main stage last night in downtown Miami, seriously injuring two workers, one of whom was in critical condition. A third worker suffered minor injuries, and a fourth was treated on the scene after being shaken up by what he saw. The accident occurred during preparations for the festival, which is set to begin today.

The LED screens were about 30 feet above the stage, and one section—several squares connected together—fell. "For whatever reason they came crashing down on workers on the stage," and they were struck by a section that was about 7 feet in height and that extended three-quarters the length of the stage, says a fire and rescue spokesperson.

An image from AP's video report.   (YouTube)
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