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Worker impaled by rebar at downtown Miami construction site

Man taken to hospital in critical condition
Posted at 12:48 PM, Aug 24, 2023

MIAMI — A worker was hospitalized Wednesday after he was impaled by rebar at a construction site in downtown Miami.

The man was working at the site at 77 SE Fifth St. when he fell onto standing rebar and became impaled, Miami Department of Fire-Rescue Lt. Pete Sanchez said.

The rebar impaled his lower body and went through his torso, Sanchez said.

Video provided by the Miami Department of Fire-Rescue showed rescuers helping to lower the worker to the ground using a harness, safety basket and a construction crane.

The worker was transferred onto a stretcher and then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition, Sanchez said.