A construction worker was injured Monday in a Doral, Florida worksite accident after he was trapped under a roller painting apparatus, news sources indicate. The worker sustained serious injury in the accident and had to be rushed to the Jackson Memorial Hospital. An investigation into the accident is ongoing; so far, it is unclear what exactly went wrong. It is also not yet known whether the worker will file for damages.
Reports say the incident occurred sometime Monday at a worksite located along Northwest 25th Street near 78th Avenue in Doral, Florida. For reasons that are not quite clear, a construction worker at the site became trapped under a steam-powered paint roller. It is not clear whether all necessary safety precautions were being adhered to at the time of the accident.
Workers had to use two tractors to free the man from underneath the large vehicle. Paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after and rushed him to the hospital. His condition was not immediately available that day, though reports say he was awake and responsive. It is not clear whether his identity will eventually be released to the public. Either way, depending on the circumstances of the accident, he may choose to file for damages against the management of the construction project or against the manufacturer of the paint roller.
In other accident-related news, one child was injured Saturday in a Deltona, Florida accident after he was struck by a Christmas float in a parade, news sources indicate. The 10-year-old child, whose name was not revealed in news reports, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his leg following the accident. An investigation into the accident is ongoing; so far, it is unclear who is at fault or if the child’s parents will file for damages.
Reports say the accident occurred Saturday evening during a Christmas parade on Providence Boulevard. At some point during the parade, the child went to reach out for some candy that a float was giving out and the float ran over his leg. Paramedics rushed the boy to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. An investigation into the accident is ongoing. No one has been cited or charged with any wrongdoing as of yet.
In more accident-related news, officials in Daytona Beach, Florida say a swell of dense fog is responsible for a number of crashes along Interstate 95, reports indicate. No serious injuries have been reported in those crashes thus far, but the wrecks caused a number of closures along the northern lanes of I-95.
Reports say some unusually warm weather may be at fault for the dense fog that now covers Brevard, Volusia, and Orange counties in Central Florida. So far, the fog has been cited as a factor in a number of car accidents along Interstate 95 in those counties. Some portions of I-95 had to be shut down due to these accidents. Luckily, there have been no There have been no reports of serious injury or death in these accidents so far.