On Thursday morning, construction workers at Echo Brickell, a 50-story luxury condo, were loading equipment onto scaffolding that hung over the building on 1451 Brickell Avenue.
According to investigators, the scaffolding structure either became too stressed or had too much weight loaded when it collapsed. The scaffolding brought loads of glass, metal, and wood raining down on the street and sidewalk below.
The Miami Herald reports that a man suffered a cardiac episode while trying to avoid the shower of debris. The man received treatment at a hospital but did not survive.
Six other people, including a woman in a car, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Four received treatment at a local hospital and were released without significant injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched an investigation into the fatal construction accident. According to the Miami Herald, no citation has been issued to the construction company yet.
The following information is provided by OSHA.