Downtown Miami

Met Miami construction worker falls down skyscraper elevator shaft

A man working on the Met Miami Project fell almost four stories down an elevator shaft Tuesday morning.

Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the construction worker was in pain but talking, both to the co-workers who got to him first and to the paramedics who arrived later.

Paramedics took him down three floors of stairs, down the construction elevator, then to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

How he fell from the 38th floor to the 34th or 35th floor in the building at 300 SE Third St. around 7 a.m. has yet to be ascertained.

Suffolk Construction, the general contractor at Met Miami, released a statement Tuesday afternoon: “Our organization takes safety very seriously, and the wellbeing of our workers and the communities where we build is our top priority. The unfortunate incident that occurred early this morning involved one of our trade partners, and we are currently investigating the cause. In the meantime, our thoughts continue to be with the individual and his family.”

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal