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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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A Port Everglades worker from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was injured on November 25 while climbing up a ladder on a cargo ship docked at Terminal 4. According to Broward fire rescue spokesperson Mike Jachles, the worker is a 59-year-old woman who reportedly fell when a rung on a vertical ladder gave out.

The woman, whose name has not been released to the public, fell ten feet onto one of the highest points of the superstructure and injured her head. A rescue team had to strap her on to an immobilization board before taking her to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment.

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Flack’s Painting & Waterproofing, a Pompano Beach, Florida, painting company, faces $89.793 in fines after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) completed an investigation into an employee’s workplace injuries.

OSHA initiated the investigation after an unnamed 48-year-old employee reportedly suffered neck and back injuries due to a fall. The worker was repairing balconies at a high-rise property on Ocean Boulevard and fell 18 feet to the ground when the scaffolding he was working on collapsed.

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