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white-electric-tower-207541-300x200Authorities report that a Florida Power & Light (FLP) worker was electrocuted at a construction site in Hallandale Beach on Friday morning.

According to Hallandale Beach police, the incident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. on November 15 at a construction site on North Federal Highway and Pembroke Road, near the Big Easy Casino. A 41-year-old FLP worker was working on a power line when he was electrocuted. The worker’s name has not yet been released to the public.

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worker-694267_1920-300x199Lee County police have identified 61-year-old Rolando Rives as the construction worker killed in a job site accident in Fort Myers, FL, last week.

According to investigators, the accident occurred on November 6 at a construction site at 16000 Indy Drive. Lee County police haven’t provided any more details about Rives’ death, but they confirmed that it was “accidental.”

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pexels-photo-534204-300x167A judge in Mobile, Alabama, questioned local law enforcement’s use of controversial civil asset forfeiture laws to seize four tow trucks from a Mobile-based SOS Towing, but rejected the company’s request to have the trucks returned.

Circuit Court Judge Wesley Pipes denied the towing company’s request for an injunction, saying there are other methods for the company to get the vehicles back.

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blur-builders-building-159306-300x200A worker was reportedly killed by an elevator at a construction site in Midtown Manhattan, NYC.

According to police, the accident occurred at approximately 3:10 p.m. October 24 at 1227 Broadway Avenue between 29th and 30th Street.

The 24-year-old worker was reportedly riding a construction elevator to the 33rd floor when he dropped his phone and was somehow crushed by a metal saddle that protruded from the elevator shaft. Continue reading

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adult-beer-bottle-blur-174936-300x225Delray Beach Fire Rescue Division Chief Robert Hoecherl was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence on Interstate 95 last Thursday.

Hoecherl, 62, faces a DUI charge. He was booked into Palm Beach County Jail and was released on his own recognizance. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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