Fall kills worker at Miami Beach condo site

In a separate incident in Sunny Isles Beach, a construction worker fell off a scaffold and dangled from his safety harness until lowered to the ground

TRD MIAMI /
Oct.October 21, 2017 11:00 AM
Faena Versailles and Alan Faena

Rendering of the Faena Versailles and Faena Mar, and Alan Faena

A construction worker fell 10 stories and died Friday at the vacant Versailles Hotel in Miami Beach, the Miami Herald reported.

Argentina-based Faena Group, led by developer Alan Faena, has been redeveloping the 16-story hotel property at 3425 Collins Avenue as a condominium.

Police diverted traffic from a stretch of Collins Avenue for several hours after the accident, which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate. Police have not released the name of the victim.

The Versailles Hotel, vacant since 2011, is one of several properties Faena purchased between 32nd and 36th streets along Collins Avenue for his Faena District developments.

Faena announced in April 2015 that he would convert the hotel property to a 22-unit condominium called Faena Versailles. He is developing a 41-unit condominium next door called Faena Mar.

In a separate incident Friday, a construction worker fell off a scaffold but avoided injury as he dangled from his safety harness until lowered to the ground, WSVN-Channel 7 reported.

That incident happened at a high-rise construction site at Collins Avenue and 170th Street in Sunny Isles Beach. [Miami Herald] — Mike Seemuth


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