One person hospitalized after crane collapse near AdventHealth Orlando

Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — Police and firefighters were responding to an apparent crane collapse in the area of AdventHealth Orlando Tuesday morning.

Orlando fire officials say two people were treated at the scene and one person was hospitalized with a “traumatic injury.”

Orlando Health officials say the patient that was transported to Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center suffered injuries due to some debris.

Construction workers say the crane is used to lift segments of concrete from the ground. They said there are usually several people on the ground near it.

Rescue crews evacuated and evaluated several more workers then began the work of evaluating the property.

“Once the area is deemed safe, the investigation will occur. Authorities who have jurisdiction over that will take that over. We won’t make any speculations about what caused it. Our main concern is making sure we’ve done everything we need to do make sure the area is safe,” Orlando Fire Department special operations district chief Aaron Rhodes said.

Rhodes adds it’s fortunate only the crane collapsed at the site.

“The reality is we didn’t have a complete and total failure of the building which would’ve been a whole different incident.” he said.

AdventHealth released the following statement:

Earlier today, a construction crane on the greater AdventHealth Orlando campus collapsed into a parking garage under construction. One person was transported to a hospital and several others were evaluated on-scene. We are working with our construction partners to learn more.

According to Orlando police, there are no traffic delays in the area.

Finnrock, the construction company running the project, sent in engineers to figure out what happened and what to do next.

WESH 2 spoke with the CEO of the company but he wasn’t able to share any details about the cause. He said the company’s focus would be on its employees and figuring out what he called a very “complex situation.”

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