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On July 21, two workers were injured and another was killed in a construction accident in Fort Lauderdale. According to officials, the accident occurred when a beam collapsed at the site shortly before 8 a.m. The impact struck all three workers, who were on a ladder.
The workers were transported to the Broward Health Medical Center, where one of the workers was declared dead. The two other men were admitted to the hospital, with one in serious condition. According to witnesses, the accident occurred when a crane was lowering a beam and a critical support collapsed, knocking the men off of the scaffolding and ladder.
The tragic incident marks the sixth workplace fatality in Broward County within the past seven weeks, according to news sources. The local police and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will investigate this death, according to a Fort Lauderdale area director. OSHA is already investigating five other workplace deaths that have occurred in the area since June 1. The number of worker deaths in the region this year has far outpaced the typical average.
Workplace injuries may occur often in high-risk occupations like the construction industry. Although workers??? compensation insurance is an option for most injured workers, a third-party claim may be more appropriate in some situations. No matter which route you decide to take, an experienced lawyer will help you take the necessary steps to potentially secure the compensation you need and deserve. Speak with a skilled Sarasota construction accident lawyer today to learn more about your next steps. ??