MAY 2, 2017
Met 3 Residential Tower Miami construction worker falls down skyscraper elevator shaft
By David J. Neal
A man working on the Met Miami Project fell almost four stories down an elevator shaft Tuesday morning.
Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the construction worker was in pain but talking, both to the co-workers who got to him first and to the paramedics who arrived later.
Paramedics took him down three floors of stairs, down the construction elevator, then to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
How he fell from the 38th floor to the 34th or 35th floor in the building at 300 SE Third St. around 7 a.m. has yet to be ascertained.
Suffolk Construction, the general contractor at Met Miami, released a statement Tuesday afternoon:
“Our organization takes safety very seriously, and the well-being of our workers and the communities where we build is our top priority. The unfortunate incident that occurred early this morning involved one of our trade partners, and we are currently investigating the cause. In the meantime, our thoughts continue to be with the individual and his family.”
A construction worker was rushed to the hospital after falling several floors at a site in Downtown Miami Tuesday morning. Eye witnesses say that he fell through a shaft.
Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the worker fell three or four stories at the location off Southeast 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue shortly after 7 a.m. He was found on the 34th floor and brought down several flights of stairs before being taken on an elevator to the ground.
Carroll said the worker was conscious when crews arrived, saying he possibly fell down a shaft at the site. No other workers were hurt.
The worker was listed in stable condition at Ryder Trauma Center with unknown injuries as officials are investigating the scene.
Miami Construction Worker Falls Three Floors and Lives
The unidentified man is believed to have fallen from the 38th floor of a high-rise building that is under construction.
By Paul Scicchitano (Patch Staff) -
May 2, 2017 2:25 pm ET
MIAMI, FL — A construction worker plunged at least three floors on a Miami high-rise Tuesday and lived to tell about it. He was working on a construction site at 300 SE 3rd Street. The incident occurred after 7 a.m.
"We got reports of a construction worker that fell down an open shaft maybe three to four floors," Capt. Ignatius Carroll of Miami Fire Rescue told Patch. He said that it was not clear if the shaft was for an elevator or if it was used for construction purposes.
Carroll said that the man fell from possibly the 38th floor of the building down to the 34th floor.
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"Coworkers rushed to his side and kept him calm and still until paramedics arrived," according to Carroll, who did not know what the worker landed on.
"He was talking, letting us know where he was in pain which was a good sign," Carroll added. "We stabilized him and called for additional firefighters to respond to help bring him down three flights of stairs to the construction elevator."
Carroll did not identify the victim, who was described as being in his early thirties. The worker was taken to Ryder Trauma Center of Jackson Memorial Hospital