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Two Construction Workers Injured in Brevard County Incident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on December 2, 2019

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.

What exactly happened to cause the collapse remains the focus of the ongoing investigation. At this time, what we know is that the two individuals who were injured were working at the hotel construction site when something happened to cause a roof assembly to collapse to the ground. As a result of the roof assembly’s collapse, two of the workers on the site became trapped underneath a large crane which was presumably assisting with the roof and the construction project in general.

It is not clear who notified the emergency response crews about the incident, but shortly after the crane collapsed there were numerous emergency teams, including paramedics and EMTs, that rushed to the scene in order to provide medical assistance to the injured duo. The Brevard County Fire Rescue teams stated that when they arrived they assessed both of the workers conditions before rushing them both to a hospital. One of the individuals was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that were deemed non-life-threatening. The second worker was diagnosed as a trauma alert. They were transported via medical helicopter to the nearest trauma center.

At the time of this writing, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the area of the accident. It is not clear if the company in charge of large construction project has reached out to the victims or their families, nor is it clear if the accident is believed to have been the result of poorly maintained equipment and working conditions or if it was the result of workers being pushed too quickly in order to complete a construction task.

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