Apr 21, 2014, 2:02 PM EST
The Daytona Beach News-Journal is reporting that a 43-year-old construction worker sustained a head injury over the weekend while working on the new grandstands at Daytona International Speedway.
Local fire officials told the N-J that the unidentified man had his head compressed between a steel beam and a scissor lift. He was working almost 100 feet above the ground on the third floor of the structure.
After being rescued by his co-workers, the man was immobilized and carried down to an ambulance by firefighters. He was transported to Halifax Health in “serious but stable condition.”
Per the paper, reports on the accident had the man both controlling and ascending the lift at the time.
Last year, renovations worth $400 million began for the “World Center of Racing,” which hosts the season-opening Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 around the 4th of July.
The project, known as Daytona Rising, is scheduled to be completed in January of 2016 and is expected to transform DIS with a modernized grandstand that features wider seats, expanded concourses, and escalators.
- Barcelona F1 2nd Test Paddock Notebook – Thursday 0
- Massa fastest for Williams as final F1 pre-season test begins 5
- Ron Dennis clears up Alonso crash rumors; confirms he was briefly knocked unconscious but was not concussed 3
- McLaren confirms Alonso leaves hospital, and is out for final test 0
- Manor targets Melbourne appearance; announces Will Stevens as first driver 2
- Iconic F1 designer Gerard Ducarouge dies at 73 1
- F1: Barcelona 2015 first test cumulative times, lap counts, analysis 0