Music Festival Stages Checked After LED Screen Falls, Injuring 3

MIAMI (March 15, 2013)--Engineers and safety officials were inspecting all of the stages Friday at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami after part of a giant screen fell and injured three workers.

The workers were hoisting up one of several LED screens at the main stage of the electronic dance gathering Thursday night when it fell.

Lt. Ignatius Carroll, a Miami Fire Rescue spokesman, said one person was critically injured, another was seriously hurt, and a third sustained minor injuries.

City engineers, fire rescue officials and Occupational Safety and Health Administration representatives were reviewing all the stage setups as a precaution.

Carroll said all three agencies must sign off before the festival begins.

The festival, which is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Friday, is expected to draw 330,000 people.

Among those scheduled to perform are David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Avicii and Snoop Lion, who was formerly known as Snoop Dogg.


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