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According to the preliminary incident reports from the Orlando Fire Department, two workers were attempting to remove unwanted debris and excess water from the new Virgin Trains construction site on the morning of June 25th, 2020. When suddenly, and without warning, they were rushed away by rising waters into a nearby drainage area. One man was fatally injured, while the other was immediately transported by ambulance for medical treatment.
An investigation into a construction accident in Viera continues as officials working within Brevard County attempt to uncover just what happened on Saturday, November 23rd, to cause a crane to collapse while it was in the process of being used in the construction of a hotel located along Metfield Drive. The reports from the Brevard County Fire Rescue teams indicated that two individuals were injured in the accident, and that both of these people were employed as construction workers on the project where the crane was being used.
Anyone living anywhere near the Orlando area is no doubt aware of the massive construction endeavor known as the I-4 Ultimate Project. Begun in 2015, the I-4 Ultimate Project is slated to cost taxpayers $2.3 billion. It is not known when it the completion of the project is expected.
The massive $2.3 billion revamp of a 21-mile stretch of Interstate 4 came to a screeching halt this past weekend when a fatal construction accident claimed the life of yet another SGL worker – the fifth person to die since the project began back in 2015.
Only four days after work on the I-4 Ultimate Project resumed following a safety review, three new workers on the project were injured in a separate construction accident. The initial shutdown took place in an attempt to investigate the death of a 59-year-old from SGL Constructors who was struck in the head by an enormous iron pipe. While the findings of this investigation are not currently known, the continuation of the construction project indicates that the investigators were satisfied that safety standards were being met and the work could therefore continue.
A debilitating construction accident happened in Orange county late in November at a work site located in the Orange County town of Winter Garden. According to a report from the Orange County Fire Rescue, the incident happened close to 4:00 in the afternoon on November 28th, in an area that was described as being residential.
On Wednesday, August 29th, numerous workers were engaged in constructing a large hotel close to Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. The hotel will belong to the JW Marriott Chain when completed, but at the moment it is in the process of being built. Upon its completion sometime in 2019, it is believed that the building will stand at 8 stories tall. The building is located at 14900 Chelonia Parkway, close to Orange County’s Bonnet Creek Resort. This location is also very close to the area that begins the massive plot of land owned and operated by the Disney company.
An electric plant at Apollo Beach was the site of a terrible accident several weeks ago that left two people dead and numerous others in critical condition. According to the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, firefighters were alerted to the incident on the afternoon of June 29th. The emergency call took the rescue teams to the Tampa Electric Company where employees had been in the process of cleaning a slag tank. According to a spokesperson for the Tampa Electric Company, the initial explosion took place inside of a coal-fired power generator. The slag tank is where the burnt coal is dumped after it gets consumed by the generator. It is not known whether or not the generator was supposed to be operating at the time of the explosion.
An investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration into the death of a Tecta America Southeast employee ended this past week. OSHA cited the building contractor on four counts of safety violations, totaling $63,900. Officials believe that serious safety hazards present on Tecta job sites must be addressed in an effort to keep employees from harm while on the job.
A 29-year-old construction worker was killed Wednesday, December 2nd, when a piece of equipment that was being hoisted in the air broke and fell on him. The man was working on the 37th floor of the Biscayne Beach condo resort in Miami’s Edgewater Neighborhood. Witnesses to the accident report that the man suffered serious injuries from the equipment when it fell and he perished shortly thereafter. Although co-workers rushed to help him, the elevator in the high rise building does not yet operate to the 37th floor and the location is only accessible by stairs.