Rebar falls 15 stories from crane, injures 2 people in Myrtle Beach, official says

Rebar fell 15 stories from this crane near 16th Ave. North and Ocean Blvd., injuring two construction workers. (Source: Michael Walter)
Rebar fell 15 stories from this crane near 16th Ave. North and Ocean Blvd., injuring two construction workers. (Source: Michael Walter)
An ambulance transports victims from the scene of the accident. (Source: Michael Walter)
An ambulance transports victims from the scene of the accident. (Source: Michael Walter)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A piece of rebar fell off a crane, dropped 15 stories, and injured two construction workers in Myrtle Beach, confirmed Lt. Jon Evans, an official with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue.

The incident happened at about 11 a.m. Thursday near 16th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. Both people were transported to a nearby hospital.

Landmark Builders VP, Glenn Williams, said they can't comment, adding that Landmark is investigating but their thoughts are with the construction workers and their families.

Myrtle Beach Construction Services Director Chris Lee provided the following statement:

"The investigation of all accidents occurring on construction sites is the responsibility of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, commonly referred to as OSHA.  All construction activities will be halted until OSHA has conducted and concluded its investigation.  OSHA will be the authority that will ultimately release the scene and allow work to once again commence.

Williams provided an update before 6 p.m. Thursday that construction has not been halted and will continue.

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