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Two workers critically injured at Miami's Ultra Music Festival

March 15, 2013|By Randy Lewis
  • French DJ David Guetta, during a recent performance in Managua, Nicaragua, is in the lineup for the 2013 Ultra Dance Festival in Miami.
French DJ David Guetta, during a recent performance in Managua, Nicaragua,… (Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty…)

Two workers were critically injured Thursday night while helping set up for this weekend’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami when a giant LED video screen fell, trapping them under it, the Miami Herald reported.

Fire rescue officials said both men suffered life-threatening injuries, one with both his legs broken when the screen fell. Two other workers were less severely injured by falling equipment; one was hospitalized in stable condition, the other treated at the scene.

Ultra Music Festival, billed as “the largest electronic dance music festival in the world,” was still set to open at 3 p.m. EDT Friday as scheduled.

“Festival organizers are working with, and supporting, authorities as they investigate the details behind the accident,” Ultra officials said in a statement issued shortly after the accident.

This year’s lineup includes David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Avicii and Snoop Dogg.


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