Stage Collapses At Stadium, 4 Injured

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    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- It was a frightening scene outside Sun Life Stadium Tuesday night when a portable stage came crashing down on the stadium grounds, just days before the Super Bowl is scheduled to be played there.

    Four people were injured and two of the victims were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    "I was pretty shocked, considering all the safety measures they have been taking out here," said worker Guillermo Pascual of Caulking & Waterproofing.

    "I have been here for years and nothing has collapsed," said electrician Lamar Currey. "Everything we do is usually safe, so I am surprised anything collapsed."

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the incident on the northeast exterior corner of the stadium shortly after 8 p.m.

    The victims were reportedly helping to set up a rehearsal stage for the Super Bowl halftime show when pieces used to construct a larger stage tipped over.

    Construction crews working inside the stadium said it's been a busy week and things can get crazy at times.

    "Something is going on every day -- every minute of the day. It's extremely busy," said worker Dave Lucken.

    "It's kind of a madhouse. Everybody is getting ready for the game," Pascual said.

    But crews said safety is their top priority.

    "No matter what, you need a hard hat. No matter what, you need pants and boots on, no cut-off shirts, nothing to that affect," Pascual said.

    "It's very safe," Lucken said. "We're very safety conscious."

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