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Danger 100 Stories Up: What Caused A Fatal Construction Accident In Miami?

March 8, 2016
Colson Hicks Eidson

It was the afternoon of Wednesday December 2nd in Biscayne Beach, and for workers at a local condominium project, the day might have seemed like any other. However, on the 37th floor of that condo project something went horribly wrong, and now authorities are trying to figure out how a man lost his life while on the job.

What Caused A Fatal Construction Accident In Miami?

Workers were going about their business on the 37th floor of the Biscayne Beach Condos when a piece of equipment broke loose from a crane. A 29-year-old worker was struck by that equipment, and his coworkers rushed to his aid. Unfortunately, they were not able to save their friend.

Miami Fire Rescue arrived on the scene only to discover that the rescue operation was now a recovery mission. Special crews had to be called in because the building’s elevator and stairs couldn’t be used, and so the victim’s body was lowered by crane several hours after the incident. Now coworkers, family members, and authorities are wondering how this tragedy occurred.

Accidents like this can be caused by faulty equipment, poor maintenance, or by a lack of foresight by contractors. Finding the cause of accidents like this is an important step in figuring out how to prevent future accidents from happening, but witnesses were unable to tell investigators how the dangerous equipment came loose.

New details are sure to come out soon, so keep following our blog for more info about how this investigation’s discoveries could affect future construction accidents.