Orlando Construction Accident Attorney
Four workers were injured while working at a construction site near the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The workers were injured as a concrete floor was being lowered into place by a large crane at the site of an apartment building that is slated to become a dormitory for UCF students. Little information has been released about the circumstances surrounding the accident, but witnesses say that a total of four workers were sent to area hospitals for treatment. Two of the injured are listed in serious condition and the other two are listed in stable condition. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been contacted and an investigation into the accident is expected in the coming weeks.
The investigation into the workplace accident is still underway, but authorities say that a worker got his leg caught in a conveyor at a Pepsi-Cola plant in Tampa and was critically injured. Employees at the plant called 911 around 11:30 a.m. on August 28 and told the operator that the man’s leg had been caught in a conveyor rail system at the plant. Accident investigators say the man had been cleaning the equipment when co-workers heard him start screaming. The machinery crushed his leg, and workers said it took Tampa Fire Rescue’s heavy equipment team nearly 90 minutes to free the man so he could be taken to Tampa General Hospital.
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.