Call Us Now

Four Workers Injured in Orlando Construction Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on December 6, 2012

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.

Connect with James O. Cunningham on Google+

Related Articles:

Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373