One Dead and Two Hurt in Construction Accident

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Fort Lauderdale, FL -- One worker was killed and two others were injured when a beam collapsed at a construction site.

Around 8am today, the beam fell and struck three workers.  The men were taken to the Broward Health Medical Center.  One was pronounced dead, and the other two are in critical condition.

Witness Mark Straley said, "I was up on the [second story] deck when it happened.  I was just looking over there when it happened.  I heard everybody started running toward the ladder and that's when I took off running toward the ladder too.  It's like a domino effect.  If something fall and gives way and hits something then that can just keep going and it's just boom, boom, boom, boom, and it'll just keep going down."

OSHA has been called to the scene.  The Fort Laudersale Police are also investigating.