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construction-2578410_1920-300x200A construction worker was seriously injured in Pasco County last Thursday after a diamond saw blade kicked back and struck him in the face.

According to Pasco County Fire Rescue, the incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. October 10 at a construction site in the 8300 block of Old Pasco Road.

The construction worker was reportedly attempting to cut cement with a diamond saw when the blade kicked back into his chest, slicing him in the sternum and neck, all the way up into his jaw.

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airport-indoors-people-804463-300x200An expectant mother working for airport contractor Eulen America has filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after she was injured on the job and her bosses allegedly fired her for it.

According to the complaint, Hacheler Cyrille, 31, of Brooklyn, NY, fell onto a moving conveyor belt at Terminal 8 of JFK airport on May 8. Cyrille was trying trying to dislodge a piece of luggage that got stuck and lost her balance. She was 17 weeks pregnant at the time.

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construction-2578410_1920-300x200Construction site flagman Anthony Joseph, 19, was severely injured in a hit-and-run crash at his job site.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the hit-and-run crash occurred on September 9 at a construction site along the 3500 block of SW Pine Island Road in Cape Coral.

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Oscar Cabrera and Luis Perez where rushed to a hospital in the early hours of February 8 after they were thrown out of a crane boom by a Metromover rail car at a construction site in Miami, Florida, news sources indicate. Cabrera, 43, was later pronounced dead and Perez, 37, was treated and released.

According to the press, the accident occurred at a constriction site near NW First Avenue and NW Fifth Street at 1 a.m. on Wednesday. Cabrera and Perez were working in an elevated crane boom when a Metromover car crashed into it, ejecting the two men.

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A 20-year-old animal handler was reportedly bitten by a tiger during feeding time at Zoo Miami on Tuesday afternoon. Ron Magil, the zoo’s communications director, told sources that the unnamed handler suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary reports purportedly show that the handler failed to follow zoo protocol. She allegedly tried to hand feed the tiger at the back of the habitat through the enclosure bars. Magil said the zoo’s protocol was to use a feed stick or to place food in the palm of the handler’s hand and then hold it against the bar.

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