A worker at a construction site in Fort Lauderdale was struck by a beam and fell around 25 feet after the beam collapsed on him, according to emergency response personnel. They say that the man, age and address unknown, was part of a construction crew building a two-story house at 109 S. Gordon Road when he was injured. They told police that the man was pouring concrete for the second floor of the house when the beam he was standing on gave way. The beam reportedly struck the man again as he fell the nearly 25 feet to the ground.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the call and transported the worker to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert, where he is being treated for serious injuries. Police investigators and building code officials have launched an investigation into the construction accident to determine how the beam collapsed under the victim.
Slips and falls and injuries from falling debris are some of the most common construction accidents. These and other types of construction accidents often results in serious, life-changing injuries for workers, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spine injuries
- Skull fractures
- Debilitating internal injuries
- Loss of limbs, hearing and sight
- Crushing bone injuries
- Other injuries that prevent workers from working and may prevent them from working and providing for their families ever again
While great strides in workplace safety have been made since the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) started protecting workers in 1970, workers who earn a living at construction sites are still at high risk for serious injury. Guardrails, safety harnesses, approved safety practices and other measures to protect workers are of little use if their employer cuts corners to save money.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a construction accident, you may want to schedule a consultation with Orlando construction accident attorney James O. Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham has become one of Central Florida’s most experienced and successful personal injury lawyers since he began helping injured people in 1977. Since then, he has established a proven record of success helping injured workers receive the compensation they need to recover from their injuries, regain their independence, provide for their families and get on with their lives. If you’re an injured worker and would like to speak with one of the most respected and experienced Orlando personal injury attorneys in the area, call Mr. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) and schedule a free consultation.
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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