Three Construction Workers Injured in I-4 Ultimate Project
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.
On Friday, February 15th, three workers were on an elevated platform along the Colonial Ramp and the eastern lanes of I-4. It was around 10:30 in the morning. Like the deceased individual from earlier this month, these three workers were all employees with SGL Construction. It is not clear what exactly happened, but it seems as though concrete was poured close to the area where the three people were working. Somehow, this concrete caused all three of the individuals to fall from the elevated platform.
While no one suffered from life-threatening injuries, all three of the construction workers were nevertheless transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center for evaluation and medical care. At the time of this writing, the condition of these individuals is not known, although it is not believed that any of the injuries were serious or life threatening.
After the accident, the Orlando Police Department arrived with numerous other first responders to offer assistance to the injured workers. During this period of time, the ramp leading from the Colonial Ramp to the eastern lanes of I-4 was shut down in order for the OPD to conduct its initial investigation. After this investigation concluded, the ramp was reopened, although it is not believed that construction work was able to continue.
It is not known if the construction project will halt again in order to experience another safety review or if the people in charge of the project believe that the current review was comprehensive enough to preclude the necessity for additional action.
It is not known if any of the three injured workers will be able to return to their jobs right away.
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.