MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Rescue crews arrived at the construction site of the Brickell City Centre on Friday.
Miami Fire officials said crews picked up two workers, injured after a support beam fell about 15 to 20 feet.
Construction worker Tito Noriega said the beam was being hoisted using a machine called “a tugger” when it happened.
“A tugger is a machine that you put material on and you get to pick it up, with a remote control. You pick up the tugger and it goes a certain amount of feet up into the air,” said Noriega.
One of the workers, who was on the second floor, tried to get out of the way of the falling beam and got injured in the process.
“They went in there, take a few minutes to come out with a guy, laying on the gurney,” said witness Willie Ealy.
The other worker got hurt when his safety line was snagged by the beam.
“One of them was badly injured and the other one still needed medical assistance, but he still went to the hospital,” said Noriega.
Crews rushed the two to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
But this is not the first time crews have had to rush to the site.
The worker was wearing a hard hat at the time which, officials said is what saved his life.
It was unclear what caused the wall to fall at the time.