Four workers were injured while working at a construction site near the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The workers were injured as a concrete floor was being lowered into place by a large crane at the site of an apartment building that is slated to become a dormitory for UCF students. Little information has been released about the circumstances surrounding the accident, but witnesses say that a total of four workers were sent to area hospitals for treatment. Two of the injured are listed in serious condition and the other two are listed in stable condition. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been contacted and an investigation into the accident is expected in the coming weeks.
Construction workers earn their living in one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. They operate and work around large cranes and other heavy equipment carrying loads weighing tens of thousands of pounds. Some other serious threats to construction worker safety include low-hanging electrical lines, compressed gas tanks, chemicals, flammable liquids and materials and other hazards. Yet, thanks to OSHA and other workers safety organizations, great strides have been made over the last few decades to improve safety at construction sites, and the accident rates have dropped considerably.
However, these advances in worker safety are only effective if the employers in charge of construction sites implement them on the job. Many employers elect to take shortcuts or ignore safety rules and regulations entirely in order to expedite completion of the project and earn more money. As a result, many workers are seriously injured and killed in Florida construction accidents each year due to negligent employers and lax enforcement of safety measures.
Many injured workers and their families turn to experienced Orlando personal injury attorneys such as James O. Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham has earned an admirable reputation for success in construction accident cases since 1977 by working hard for each client, listening carefully to their concerns, answering their questions and protecting their rights. If you would like to speak with an Orlando construction accident lawyer who knows how to build an effective case, call Mr. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to schedule your 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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