Tampa, FL – Men Injured in Construction Accident on Londonderry DrOrlando Legal News
Tampa, FL (September 3, 2020) – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two men were badly injured in a construction accident in Tampa.
The two men, who have only been identified as a 57-year-old and a 29-year-old man, were trapped for approximately 15 minutes when trusses fell on them while they were working at the construction site. At the time, they were working to build a home on Londonderry Drive. A loose truss began shifting and fell down because of its weight.
As the workers started to flee, many made it out but the two men were left behind. Two workers at the site held up the trusses as much as they could to keep some weight off of the victims until police arrived.
The 57-year-old man suffered from severe head trauma and lost consciousness multiple times until he was rescued. The other worker had a lump on his forehead and visible injuries on a leg.
The two men were eventually rescued when fire crews used saws to cut them out. Their current conditions are not yet known.
At this time, the investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Workplace Accidents in Florida
Workplaces are known for being some of the most dangerous places on our roads within the state of Florida. Though these accidents can happen anywhere, one of the most common places throughout the state is at construction sites. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it was reported that approximately 332 fatal workplace injuries took place in 2018 in Florida alone. These accidents are on the rise and take many lives every single year. Many others are hospitalized as a result of these accidents and will spend time in the hospital recovering from their injuries. It is important to know that you have options moving forward.
Nobody ever expects to be injured as a result of a workplace accident but, unfortunately, this is the reality for thousands of people every single year in Florida. Accidents can occur due to many different reasons and involve many different parties including coworkers, manufacturers, employers, and more. If you have sustained injuries as the result of reckless acts and you believe that you have a right to recovery, it is crucial that you have legal help on your side. You should always speak with a workplace accident attorney who can assist you every step of the way when it comes to your personal injury claim.
At Vaughan Law Group, our Florida accident attorneys are here to assist you as you navigate the legal system for the first time after an accident. We understand how difficult it can be to move forward after a workplace accident that is not your fault, especially when you are out of work and the bills continue to pile up against you. We will assist you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Please contact a Florida accident attorney that you can trust at (407) 648-1426 for more information.
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