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Construction Worker Killed in Accident at Florida Worksite


February 08, 2019

WINTER PARK, FL. – According to an online news story reported at ledger-enquirer.com, a construction worker was killed February 4 in an accident at a Florida worksite. The accident occurred at the site of a large highway construction project near Winter Park, Florida. The details of the accident have not been reported in full at this time.* 

Construction Worker Killed in Accident at Florida Worksite

The accident occurred sometime in the morning on February 4, but it is not clear what time. A team of workers was set up on Interstate 4, performing work on a sizeable project that will expand the interstate in central Florida. It appears the crew was working to lay a large drainage pipe. 

Several workers were moving the pipe, when the pipe suddenly fell and struck one of the workers on the head. This occurred near Winter Park on I-4. The worker suffered severe injuries in the accident and did not survive. It is not clear whether the worker died on scene or at a hospital. Officials have not yet released the worker’s name, age, or city of residence. 

It is not clear how the pipe fell. No information was released about how many workers were lifting the pipe or whether appropriate safety measures were being followed. Reports did not indicate what company employed the worker who was killed. 

Orange County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and posted a message on social media saying the accident took place near South Wymore Road and Riddle Drive. Fire Rescue also said the pipe was 18 inches by 20 feet and was made of iron. 

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, and no additional details have been released at this time. 

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Source:https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/business/article225518805.html

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