October 24, 2020

Two workers injured when beams fall on them at Bryant-Denny Stadium

Two construction workers, participating in the renovation of Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama, were injured Saturday when beams fell on a piece of equipment they were operating.

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue spokeswoman Holly Whigham told news outlets that the workers were operating a manlift that was struck when the beams fell.

Firefighters had to free the two workers. They were transported to DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, she said. The workers’ conditions were not immediately available.

“A workplace accident occurred at Bryant-Denny Stadium yesterday. Two workers with a subcontractor were transported to the hospital by emergency responders. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time,” university spokeswoman Monica Watts wrote in an email.

The university said Wallace Wade Avenue and 8th Street at 11th Avenue have been closed until further notice as a precaution.