Action Roofing Services Inc. in Pompano Beach and CJM Roofing Inc. in West Palm were cited and fined this month for failing to provide adequate fall protections.
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, neck, and all the way up into his jaw.
An 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.
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.
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.