1 injured in crane collapse at AdventHealth Orlando

Firefighters called to East Smith Street near Princeton Street

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 has obtained dash camera video from a Winter Park attorney of a crane falling onto a 10-story Advent Health parking garage under construction, injuring one person Tuesday morning.

The incident happened near East Smith Street and Princeton Street.

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Orlando fire officials said the victim, described as a worker, suffered traumatic injuries from debris and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

A second victim refused treatment, fire officials said.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

“We won’t make any speculation on what caused the accident. Our main concern is making sure we have done everything we need to do to make sure the area is safe,” said Orlando Fire District Chief Aaron Rhodes.

Nearby power lines were affected by the incident, but OUC said only one customer was still without power as of 11 a.m.

Engineers were evaluating whether the garage, which is under construction and scheduled to open in 2022, is structurally sound.

A crane collapsed on a 10-story AdventHealth parking garage. (WKMG)

AdventHealth later released a statement about the incident.

“Earlier today, a construction crane on the greater AdventHealth Orlando campus collapsed into a parking garage under construction.

“One person was transported to a hospital and several others were evaluated on-scene.

“We are working with our construction partners to learn more.”

Video from Sky 6 shows the arm of a red crane broken and lying atop a 10-story building.

No other details have been released.

News 6 has learned those construction workers are from a company called Finfrock. They’re set to complete this parking garage by late 2022, though Finfrock tells News 6 construction is on hold for now.

Finfrock said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, who investigates workplace incidents, was on the scene.

Meanwhile, News 6 did some digging into the company’s safety track record and found out Finfrock passed its OSHA inspections in 2019 and 2020 with no violations, but were cited in 2018 for an incident where an employee’s finger was amputated when it got pinched.

Erik Krakowski works next door to the construction site and said he rushed outside when he heard the collapse.

“All of a sudden, we heard a big boom, the power went out and everybody ran outside to see what’s going on,” Krakowski said. “We sort of felt, like, a small tremble. It was very strange, something you’ve never heard before.”

The incident conjures memories of a crane collapse that split a Baldwin Park home in half in 2018.

About the Authors:

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on ClickOrlando.com, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.

Jerry Askin is an Atlanta native who came to News 6 in March 2018 with an extensive background in breaking news.