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Seville Man Killed in Ocoee Construction Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on November 9, 2015

A freak construction accident in Orange County this month claimed the life of a worker while a nearby crane was in operation. While working on the reconstruction and widening of State Road 50 in Ocoee on October 16th, 2015, 25-year-old construction worker Guillermo Solis of Seville, Florida was struck in the head by a falling object and subsequently died. The object, which had dropped a distance of nearly 50 feet after having been suspended by the crane, turned out to be a wooden pile cushion from a pile driver.

At the time of the accident, Solis and his coworkers were stationed just east of State Road 429 at Bluford Avenue and Colonial Drive. It was around 9 a.m. when the debris from the pile driver fell from the crane and struck Solis. According to Ocoee police who arrived at the scene, the victim was rushed immediately to Ocoee’s nearby Health Central Hospital, then airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center. It was at this second location that Guillermo Solis was pronounced dead.

Lane Construction Corp. in Maitland, the company for whom Solis was working at the time of the accident, has issued a statement extending the company’s deepest sympathies of the victim’s family and friends. Of course, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be investigating the incident to determine what exactly occurred, whether appropriate safety and machine operation standards were observed, and if there was any specific, identifiable fault involved. Depending upon the results of OSHA’s investigation, Lane Construction Corp. could end up writing a significant check to Solis’s estate. It is also possible that Solis himself will be found to have ignored safety guidelines, further illustrating the tragedy of the accident.

If you’ve suffered a severe injury due to a construction accident, you may be struggling with medical bills and legal issues during this difficult time. Personal injury attorney James Cunningham has been representing workers injured in construction accidents since 1977, helping victims focus on their physical and emotional health during their time of healing. For knowledgeable, professional legal assistance with your case, contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.

James O. Cunningham

James O. CunninghamSince 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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