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Construction worker falls off scaffold in Miami

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Construction Worker Injured

A worker fell from a scaffolding while working inside a water tank in Miami and was subsequently hospitalized. The City of Miami Fire Rescue reported that the incident occurred on Wednesday, while the victim was working in a water clarifying tank near the Rickenbacker Causeway. The worker fell about seven feet from the scaffolding. The Miami Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team was able to extract the worker from the tank using a basket. The patient was transported to Ryder Trauma Center in a stable condition by paramedics.

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Common Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites can be dangerous places, and accidents can happen despite safety precautions and regulations. Here are some of the most common construction site accidents:

  1. Falls: Falls are the most common type of construction site accident, accounting for a large percentage of injuries and fatalities. Falls can occur from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, and other high places.
  2. Struck by objects: Workers can be struck by objects such as tools, materials, or heavy equipment, leading to serious injuries or even death.
  3. Electrocution: Construction sites often involve working around electrical systems, and electrocution can occur if proper safety measures are not taken.
  4. Caught in/between objects: Workers can become trapped or caught in machinery, equipment, or between objects, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.
  5. Fires and explosions: Fires and explosions can occur due to electrical malfunctions, combustible materials, or other hazardous conditions on the construction site.
  6. Overexertion: Construction work often involves heavy lifting, pushing, and pulling, which can lead to overexertion injuries such as muscle strains and sprains.
  7. Heatstroke: Workers can suffer from heatstroke due to working in hot and humid conditions, especially during the summer months.

Preventing construction site accidents is crucial to ensuring the safety of workers. This can be achieved through proper training, hazard assessments, and the implementation of safety protocols and equipment. It is also important for workers to report any unsafe conditions they encounter on the job site to their supervisors. By being aware of the risks and taking preventative measures, construction site accidents can be minimized and workers can remain safe on the job.

If you, a friend, or relative was injured in an accident on a construction site, CONTACT the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to Clients.


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