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Palm Beach County Fire Rescue teams were called into action this past Thursday morning after three members of a construction crew found themselves trapped in a ten-foot-deep worksite trench at the Ocean Royale condominium project along U.S. Highway 1 in Juno Beach.
A little over a week ago, a crane operator was operating a large crane close to State Road 408, where Anderson Street and Division Avenue intersect, when something happened to cause the crane to collapse. According to the SGL, the company that owned the crane and employed the crane operator, the 300-ton piece of equipment was part of the high-profile I-4 Ultimate Project which is aimed at improving the traffic artery along Interstate 4 that has been such a nuisance for drivers in the past.
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.
An Avalon Park Walmart was evacuated early Sunday morning due to high levels of carbon monoxide present in the air. Seven people of the thirteen who were inside the building were being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, with the others refusing treatment according to Orange County Fire and Rescue.
A jury awarded a Florida man $64 million for severe injuries that he suffered in a construction accident four years ago.
A jury in Missouri has awarded an injured man $10 million in a lawsuit stemming from an electrocution accident that left him badly injured. In July 2008, the man was working on a heat pump manufactured by FHP Manufacturing Co. in Tallahassee, Fla., when he came in contact with an exposed wire on the pump. The contact sent at least 480 volts through the man’s body, knocking him from a ladder and badly injuring him. The man and his personal injury attorney filed a lawsuit against FHP Manufacturing in Jackson County Circuit Court after the accident, and the jury recently awarded him $9.97 million in damages.