Construction workers injured in crane accident in Viera
VIERA, Fla. – Two workers were hospitalized Saturday after being trapped in a crane accident and collapse in Brevard County, investigators said.
Officials with the Brevard County Fire Rescue learned of the situation Saturday morning.
Units arrived and found a roof assembly that had fallen to the ground with workers freeing the two trapped workers with a piece of heavy equipment, according to a brief statement from BCFR authorities.
One worker suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.
1 person transported to local hospital with NLT injuries and 1 trauma alert flown to a trauma center via @Health_First First Flight. BCFR units are clearing, BCSO remaining on scene. #BCFR #BrevardsBravest #Viera pic.twitter.com/tQPxM57mk9— BCFRpio (@BCFRpio) November 23, 2019
The second worker was a trauma alert, treated by BCFR officials and then transferred to a medical helicopter to be flown to a trauma center.
The incident took place on Metfield Drive in Viera, at the site of a motel under construction.
The accident remains under investigation.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be looking into the matter.
Stay with News 6 as we update this developing story.
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