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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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worker-694267_1920-300x199Three construction workers are dead and 20 people were injured after the top floors of an 18-story, half-built Hard Rock Hotel collapsed on October 12. The building was under construction at the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Most of the approximately 100 construction workers at the construction site were uninjured, but three workers were declared dead and 20 others were rushed to area hospitals.

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