Ultra Music Festival Workers Critically Injured After Giant Screen Falls

Two crew members setting up main stage for Miami event hospitalized

Ultra Music Festival
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March 15, 2013 10:05 AM ET

Two workers at Miami's Ultra Music Festival were critically injured last night as they were setting up the main stage. A giant LED screen fell as workers were preparing for the festival, which starts today. Fire rescue officials said two men suffered life-threatening injuries, including one with both of his legs broken, the Miami Herald reports.

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Two other workers were also hit by the falling screen. One is in stable condition, and the other received treatment at the scene. The severely injured were taken to a nearby hospital. A large section of the festival area will be closed off as a result of the accident. A statement from Ultra last night said the organizers "are working with, and supporting, authorities as they investigate the details behind the accident."

Ultra Music Festival kicks off its 15th edition today, runs through Sunday and continues the following weekend (March 22nd-24th). Skrillex, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Snoop Lion and Swedish House Mafia are among those performing at this year's Ultra.

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