1 Killed, 1 Injured in Construction Accident in Miami

Miami, FL -A Construction boom working on Brightline’s MiamiCentral station hit a Metromover car in downtown Miami on Wednesday, killing one construction worker and injuring another.

Emergency crews were called to the site where they found one worker had fallen from a nearby crane boom, while another was left dangling from a ledge.

The two victims were ejected from the crane boom after the Metromover car crashed into it. Both were wearing safety equipment at the time of the accident, according to rescuers.

The two construction workers were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where one of the workers, Oscar Cabrera, 43, was later pronounced dead. The other victim, Luis Perez, was treated at the hospital and released.

No passengers were on board the Metromover at the time of the accident.

Miami-Dade County Transit has announced that the Metromover will not be running Inner Loop on Wednesday morning. A free bus shuttle will be provided between Government Center and Miami Avenue.

OSHA, Miami-Dade police and Miami-Dade transit are investigating the accident.