The Miami Herald reports that the collapse occurred during pre-show preparations, as workers erected the stage for the EDM festival set to kick off Friday. The victims are believed to be workers, but it is unclear at the moment. The Herald says that at least two people are in critical condition after the collapse, which occurred at around 8PM Thursday (March 14) evening.
Ultra is one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, and will run on two consecutive weekends starting Friday.
A Statement From ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Today (Thursday, March 14) as preparations were being made for this weekend’s Ultra Music Festival, a section of an LED screen fell and injured two workers. Fire Rescue was on site so there was a rapid response. Festival organizers are working with, and supporting, authorities as they investigate the details behind the accident.