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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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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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Marcus Goffena and two other workers fell to their death on Sept. 27 after the scaffolding on a TV tower they were repairing collapsed. The men were reportedly installing a new antenna for WSVN Channel 7 when the incident occurred. The identities of the two other workers have not yet been released.

According to news sources, the accident 2occurred on a transmitter tower at 501 NW 207 St. in Miami Gardens. The 1032-foot tower transmits signals for WPLG and WSVN. The cause of the collapse is not yet known. FCC records show that the tower was built in 2009 and is owned by Miami Tower, LLC.

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