According to several reports, a large LED screen at the Ultra Music Festival fell onto the main stage Thursday night during set up in downtown Miami, seriously injuring two workers, with other minor injuries, some treated on site.
NBC Miami reports that two workers were trapped after an approximate 30' display fell on the main stage in Bayfront Park, while debris hit another person, according to Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll. Firefighters were able to free the trapped people and rushed them to Jackson Memorial Hospital's (JMH) Ryder Trauma Center, where they were still in critical condition last night, Carroll said.
No names have been released, but WSVN Local7 has reported that one of the injured parties is a 32-year-old stage hand who sustained injuries on both knees, ankles and hip, as well as lacerations. Another, who was transported to JMH, is listed in stable condition.
From NBC Miami:
A statement released by Ultra Music Festival stated:
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.
Set up was suspended overnight until all stages could be checked. Stay tuned for additional information.