Construction Worker Impaled
A construction worker was critically injured on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 when he was impaled on a steel railing. Co-workers say the accident occurred around 9:30 that morning at a construction site in the 900 block of Hillsboro Mile in Hillsboro Beach. The police investigation is still ongoing, but early reports say the 36-year-old victim fell eight feet onto the steel railing and was impaled through his thigh or abdomen. Police did not yet know what caused the worker to fall or whether he was wearing the safety harness required by Florida laws and regulations.