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According to preliminary incident reports that were initially filed by Miami Fire Rescue on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, six members of a construction team were injured after a crane malfunction caused a heavy load of rebar to separate from its hoist and fall onto the unsuspecting crew below – impaling two of the workers in the process.
A few months ago, we shared the bizarre story of the family living in Baldwin Park who were having some work down on the roof of their home. During the course of this repair, a large crane was employed to deliver roofing tiles to the workers toiling high above the ground. It was while the crane was extended over the center of the home, laden with roofing tiles, that something happened to cause the vehicle to destabilize.
A family in Baldwin Park received a terrifying and unpleasant shock on Tuesday, September 4th, around 1:00 in the afternoon, when a large construction crane collapsed on the roof, cutting much of the home into two pieces. According to reports from the Gold Key Roofing company’s manager, the company had been hired to replace the shingles on the roof of the home. Due to the height of the home, Gold Key Roofing hired a subcontractor, Beyel Brothers Crane & Rigging, to help lift the new singles from the ground level area to the roof itself.
Employees working within a large office building close to the Orlando International Airport were involved in a severe chemical accident that resulted in several hospitalizations as well as a large-scale evacuation of the building in question. Early reports form the Orlando Fire Department state that the incident took place in the Citadel Building, located along 5850 T G Lee Boulevard, and that it most likely had to do with work being performed along the building’s roof.
A gas leak in Oakland Park was quickly capped by a local HazMat team last Thursday afternoon, averting what may have been a tragic disaster. Authorities note that construction crews working in the area most likely ruptured the line, and that construction company notified authorities immediately of the suspected leak. Police crews worked to evacuate homes and small businesses in the area of the leak, which was near Northeast 15th Avenue and 42nd Street. No one was injured in the incident.