On Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, deputies with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the site of a residential construction accident in a popular Palm Coast neighborhood. Preliminary statements acquired at the scene indicate that two workers had been seriously injured after multiple wooden trusses collapsed and pinned the men under a pile of mangled construction rubble.
Investigators with the Seminole County Fire Rescue are working diligently with authorities to determine the cause of an unusual electrocution accident which claimed the life of a local county employee and injured three firefighters on August 28th, 2020. Early reports indicate that the worker had become trapped in a trench by a large piece of concrete sidewalk while attempting to repair a water main break at the 200 block of Chiswell Place in the Lake Mary area.
According to preliminary incident reports that were initially filed by Miami Fire Rescue on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, six members of a construction team were injured after a crane malfunction caused a heavy load of rebar to separate from its hoist and fall onto the unsuspecting crew below – impaling two of the workers in the process.
According to the preliminary incident reports from the Orlando Fire Department, two workers were attempting to remove unwanted debris and excess water from the new Virgin Trains construction site on the morning of June 25th, 2020. When suddenly, and without warning, they were rushed away by rising waters into a nearby drainage area. One man was fatally injured, while the other was immediately transported by ambulance for medical treatment.
Authorities in Orange County are among the numerous groups investigating an industrial accident that took place towards the end of January. Not much is currently known about the incident at this time, at least not much has been relayed back to the public. It is possible that the investigations undertaken at this time have unearthed information that simply hasn’t made its way to news outlets.
An investigation into a construction accident in Viera continues as officials working within Brevard County attempt to uncover just what happened on Saturday, November 23rd, to cause a crane to collapse while it was in the process of being used in the construction of a hotel located along Metfield Drive. The reports from the Brevard County Fire Rescue teams indicated that two individuals were injured in the accident, and that both of these people were employed as construction workers on the project where the crane was being used.
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.