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On Friday, July 22nd, around 2:15 in the afternoon, Thurman Hull, a 57-year-old who was employed by the Darryl Hamilton Tree Service, was trimming a tree at 1930 West Granada Boulevard when he fell from the ladder. The tree, which is described in the report from the Ormond Beach Police as being a big palm tree, was located at the back of a shopping plaza.
Sugar may be a sweet staple in every kitchen across America, but a fatal accident at a Florida sugar facility this month illuminated the dangers associated with producing the major cash crop. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a Florida worker was killed in an accident at U.S. Sugar’s Clewiston facility on February 4th. The victim, Jeremy Scott Mullins, 25, was reportedly washing down sugar cane plants on the ground between the plants and a large piece of industrial equipment known as an “A frame.” According to a Hendry County Sheriff’s Office report, the A frame moved forward toward the plants and Mullins became trapped between the A frame and the ground.
Anything that seems dangerous or prone to malfunction is commonly referred to as a “death trap.” This is exactly the term apartment dwellers at the Ocean King Apartments in Northern Miami used to describe the rickety elevator in their building. Residents reported that the elevator would often stop on the wrong floor, get stuck in between floors, or that the buttons would not work. Many of them refused to take the elevator altogether and opted for the stairs. Unfortunately for the family of repair man Danilo Perez, 46, the elevator lived up to its reputation, taking Perez’s life in a tragic accident on January 5th.
An 11-year-old Royal Palm Beach girl is recovering in the hospital after a dog attacked her and tore off her upper lip and part of her nose. The girl was at a friend’s house recently when the family’s terrier and bulldog mixed breed attacked her and began biting her face.