Workers Injured at Ultra Music Festival


Workers preparing for weekend one of Ultra Music Festival were injured yesterday. According to the Associated Press, one worker was in critical condition, another serious. The AP also reports a third worker suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, while a fourth was treated on the scene “after being shaken up by what he saw.”

UMF issued a statement about what transpired at the incident:

Today (Thursday, March 14) as preparations were being made for this weekend’s Ultra Music Festival, a section of an LED screen fell and injured two workers. Fire Rescue was on site so there was a rapid response. Festival organizers are working with, and supporting, authorities as they investigate the details behind the accident.

The fire marshal, structural engineers, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration representative, and city police and fire officials plan to review the accident scene on Friday.

Darren Ressler

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