Anyone living anywhere near the Orlando area is no doubt aware of the massive construction endeavor known as the I-4 Ultimate Project. Begun in 2015, the I-4 Ultimate Project is slated to cost taxpayers $2.3 billion. It is not known when it the completion of the project is expected.
The massive $2.3 billion revamp of a 21-mile stretch of Interstate 4 came to a screeching halt this past weekend when a fatal construction accident claimed the life of yet another SGL worker – the fifth person to die since the project began back in 2015.
Only four days after work on the I-4 Ultimate Project resumed following a safety review, three new workers on the project were injured in a separate construction accident. The initial shutdown took place in an attempt to investigate the death of a 59-year-old from SGL Constructors who was struck in the head by an enormous iron pipe. While the findings of this investigation are not currently known, the continuation of the construction project indicates that the investigators were satisfied that safety standards were being met and the work could therefore continue.
Around two weeks ago, work on the massive I-4 Ultimate Project was halted while an investigation by numerous groups attempted to discover what caused the death of one of the workers with SGL Constructors. Reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue indicated that the worker was a 59-year-old individual who was working along a stretch of Wymore Road when the fatal construction accident occurred.
An investigation is currently underway into just what happened on Thursday, January 10th, to result in an unnamed individual working for an unnamed construction company to fall into a 30-foot deep hole and then become covered in dirt. A statement released on Friday, January 11th, indicates that the worker is alive and recovering in a hospital near to the area where the construction accident took place, but much more information than that is not readily available.
A few months ago, we shared the bizarre story of the family living in Baldwin Park who were having some work down on the roof of their home. During the course of this repair, a large crane was employed to deliver roofing tiles to the workers toiling high above the ground. It was while the crane was extended over the center of the home, laden with roofing tiles, that something happened to cause the vehicle to destabilize.
A debilitating construction accident happened in Orange county late in November at a work site located in the Orange County town of Winter Garden. According to a report from the Orange County Fire Rescue, the incident happened close to 4:00 in the afternoon on November 28th, in an area that was described as being residential.
On Wednesday, August 29th, numerous workers were engaged in constructing a large hotel close to Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. The hotel will belong to the JW Marriott Chain when completed, but at the moment it is in the process of being built. Upon its completion sometime in 2019, it is believed that the building will stand at 8 stories tall. The building is located at 14900 Chelonia Parkway, close to Orange County’s Bonnet Creek Resort. This location is also very close to the area that begins the massive plot of land owned and operated by the Disney company.
A family in Baldwin Park received a terrifying and unpleasant shock on Tuesday, September 4th, around 1:00 in the afternoon, when a large construction crane collapsed on the roof, cutting much of the home into two pieces. According to reports from the Gold Key Roofing company’s manager, the company had been hired to replace the shingles on the roof of the home. Due to the height of the home, Gold Key Roofing hired a subcontractor, Beyel Brothers Crane & Rigging, to help lift the new singles from the ground level area to the roof itself.
Employees working within a large office building close to the Orlando International Airport were involved in a severe chemical accident that resulted in several hospitalizations as well as a large-scale evacuation of the building in question. Early reports form the Orlando Fire Department state that the incident took place in the Citadel Building, located along 5850 T G Lee Boulevard, and that it most likely had to do with work being performed along the building’s roof.