Report: Construction worker injured on Daytona grandstand project

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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.

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As Lewis Hamilton took another step towards his fourth Formula 1 World Championship Sunday at the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas, plenty of other topics of discussion emerged in the wake of Round 17 of the season from Austin.

Hamilton’s win came as his Mercedes AMG Petronas team claimed its fourth consecutive Constructor’s Championship, Scuderia Ferrari came up short once again despite a valiant effort in second and third, and Max Verstappen’s penalty after the race was the major talking point.

Elsewhere Valtteri Bottas struggled again, the Sahara Force India twins continued to pick up points, Carlos Sainz Jr. made a major positive impact in his first start with Renault, Brendon Hartley impressed on debut at Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean and Haas F1 Team endured a tough weekend on Haas’ home soil.

Check out all the recap from the latest USGP in the latest post-race edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass with NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, below.