1 dead, 2 injured after Hollywood scaffolding accident
2 men dangling by safety harnesses on side of building rescued
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – One man died and two others were injured Monday afternoon in a scaffolding accident in Hollywood.
The accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. while three men were painting a mural on the facade of the Hyde Resort & Residences near Hallandale Beach Boulevard and Ocean Drive.
Hollywood Fire Rescue said the scaffolding was about 40 feet in the air when it collapsed.
One man was pronounced dead and another was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Two men were dangling on the side of the building by their safety harnesses.
Sky 10 was above the scene as one of the dangling workers was rescued by firefighters using a ladder truck. That man was examined by paramedics at the scene. He was seen pacing back and forth outside the building while smoking a cigarette.
The scaffolding could be seen on the ground with yellow paint splattered all around.
Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were called to the scene to determine what led to the accident.
"Tragically, a section of scaffolding at Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood fell yesterday afternoon," Eric Fordin, vice president of 4111 South Ocean Drive, LLC, said Tuesday in a statement. "Security and safety are, and always have been, a priority at our construction site and an internal investigation of this event is underway. We are deeply concerned and send heart-felt thoughts to the individuals involved and their families."
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