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chart-close-up-data-desk-590022-300x199Workers’ compensation rates have been going down in recent years in Florida, and the decline is continuing for the third straight year. Insurance Regulation Commissioner David Altmaier’s office issued the ruling in early November; it is slated to take effect at the beginning of 2020.

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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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construction-2578410_1920-300x200Police in Jacksonville report that a construction worker was critically injured after being electrocuted by a high power transmission line in East Arlington.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred before noon on October 25 at the intersection of North Kernan Boulevard and Running River Road.

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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