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Construction Worker Dies in I-4 Ultimate Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 17, 2019

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.

What exactly took place is still uncertain. Answering this question is the chief goal of the safety review that was launched after the individual was struck and killed on Monday, February 4th. What we know so far is that the 59-year-old employee of SGL Construction was hit in the head by an iron pipe that measures 18 inches by 20 feet. It is not known if the individual was monitoring the process of the pipe as it was being transported along Wymore Road or if they were not at all aware of the pipe’s location at the time of the incident.

The construction worker was still alive in the immediate aftermath of the incident, although the Orange County Fire Rescue team that rushed to the area stated that the individual was not conscious. The injured worker was then taken via ambulance to Advent Health Orlando where he was admitted into an emergency ward. Doctors and nurses attempted to revive the worker, or at least stabilize them, but their efforts proved ineffective to combat the severe injury the man had sustained as a result of the accident. The worker was declared dead sometime after arriving at the medical center.

After this incident, all work being done along the 21-mile long stretch of I-4 was stopped while an investigation into the death is launched. While no more construction activities will take place, the SGL Construction company stated that the site would still receive standard maintenance related to safety and emergencies.

It is believed that this 59-year-old is the fourth construction worker to be killed while working on the I-4 Ultimate Project. It is not known if all of the deceased individuals were employed by the same company or if they were even working in similar fields.


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