Aventura - Sunny Isles

Toppling sheets of impact glass crush construction worker’s leg

A construction worker was rushed to the hospital Wednesday when several sheets of impact glass fell on his lower leg, crushing it, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

The accident happened just before noon at the AC Hotel Miami Aventura, 20805 Biscayne Blvd, which is under construction and set to open in June.

Lt. Felipe Lay, a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman, said the man in his 50s was taken to the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center’s Trauma Center.

It was not immediately clear the extent of his injuries or how the glass fell.

“At this present moment it appears to be an accident,” Lay said.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff