Workers for the contracting firm John Moriarty and Associates worked on the Hyde Resort and Residencies at around 1:30 p.m. local time on Monday. Police say the workers were painting a mural on the side of the building when the accident occurred.
Scaffolding set 40 feet up the south end of the building collapsed, leaving the men hanging on for life from their harnesses. Sadly, one of the workers fell to his death.
The other three workers received help from fire rescue crews and managed to lower them safely to the ground. Two of the workers sustained only minor injuries and received treatment at the scene. The third surviving worker suffered serious injuries and is receiving treatment at Memorial Regional Hospital in critical condition.
Last week, a separate fatal construction accident occurred when scaffolding collapsed off a 60-story condo in the Brickell area, causing a man to die from a cardiac episode as he fled the debris.
In addition to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Hollywood Fire Inspectors and police department are investigating the incident.
The following information is provided by OSHA: