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Two Workers Injured in Construction Accident at Power Plant

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 21, 2014

Two workers injured recently at a construction accident at the Florida Power & Light plant in Indiantown are being treated at local hospitals with undisclosed injuries. Martin County Sheriff’s Office deputies said that the workers, a 32-year-old Zephyrhills man and a 52-year-old Sarasota man, were working on a large steel frame when it collapsed. One of the workers was reportedly working on the ground behind the frame while the other was on a ladder on the front of the structure when it collapsed.

One of the workers was transported by ambulance to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for treatment and the other was airlifted to LRMC due to the severity of his injuries.

Florida Power & Light spokesman Bud Fraga issued a statement about the construction accident. He said, "At FPL, the safety of our employees and contractors is always a priority. For privacy reasons we cannot discuss the severity or condition of those injured, but our thoughts and prayers are with them, their families and friends. An exhaustive investigation is being performed to understand what went wrong and to prevent future injuries and accidents."

Construction workers know that they work in a dangerous profession. Despite significant gains in safety equipment and proper safety procedures over the last few decades, many workers are injured and killed in Florida construction accidents each year. Some accidents are caused by unavoidable and tragic series of events. Others, however, are caused by negligence, such as companies that cut corners on safety, companies that manufacture defective equipment and other types of negligence.

If you or a member of your family is injured in a construction accident, it is a very good idea to discuss the matter with an experienced Orlando construction accident attorney before you sign any documents. James O. Cunningham has helped injured workers since 1977 and few Orlando personal injury lawyers have more experience or a better record of success helping injured workers receive the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Cunningham, call him today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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