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Ultra Music Festival 2013: "LED Screen Fell and Injured Two Workers"

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The Ultra Music Festival 2013 stage looks epic.

Unfortunately, according to eyewitness reports and a statement from UMF reps, "a section of an LED screen fell and injured two workers."

The accident apparently took place at about 8 p.m. this evening, while Ultra organizers and workers were prepping for tomorrow's kickoff of the six-day EDM fest.

Another pair of UMF crew members were also hurt, according to Local 10. But one has been stabilized while the other was treated at the scene of the incident.

See also:

-Ultra 2013 Comments on Accident, Worker Injuries: "Continuing Preparations to Open" as Planned

The Miami Herald reports that, according to rescue workers, the two most seriously injured victims have been transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

Local 10 notes that officials confirm the accident victims were in critical condition when transported to the hospital while NBC 6 adds that the injured have reportedly sustained serious head fractures.

Meanwhile, UMF reps have contacted Crossfade with the following comment:

A Statement From Ultra Music Festival

Today (Thursday, March 14) as preparations were being made for this weekend's Ultra Music Festival, a section of an LED screen fell and injured two workers. Fire Rescue was on site so there was a rapid response. Festival organizers are working with, and supporting, authorities as they investigate the details behind the accident.

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