Construction worker hospitalized after injury at Dania Beach marina

DANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews took a construction worker to the hospital after he suffered serious injuries while on the job at a marina in Dania Beach.

7Skyforce hovered above a large yacht at the Playboy Marina, located at 760 Taylor Road, as Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews retrieved the patient, just after 5:15 p.m., Friday.

Officials said several workers were using a crane to hoist a large railing onto the ship when a cable snapped, causing a support strap to fail and injure the victim.

Just after 5:20 p.m., the injured worker, who is believed to be in his mid-40s, was brought out from the yacht’s cabin on a backboard with a bandage on his head. Crews removed him from the vessel using a rescue basket.

Paramedics transported the victim to Broward Health Medical Center as a Level 2 trauma alert, meaning his injuries are serious but not necessarily critical.

No other injures were reported.

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