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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.

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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