There are reports today that four construction workers have been injured in an accident on a worksite far from us in New York.
Initial reports indicate that the four Orlando, Florida workers were injured as a concrete floor was being lowered by crane.
They were helping construct an apartment building near the University of Central Florida.
There were few details available about the extent of their injuries. Two workers were listed in serious condition at a nearby hospital and two were listed in stable condition. Like everyone reading this blog post, we wish them the very best and hope that their injuries heal quickly and completely.
The apartment building is being erected across the street from the school’s football stadium. The apartments are intended to house students.
According to a report from the Associated Press, two workers were trapped, but able to free themselves.
In unrelated incident far away, a Utah construction worker was fatally injured last week while working on a road repair project.
The man was reportedly killed instantly “in a gruesome accident,” a report from Saratoga Springs indicated.
He was apparently caught in a piece of heavy equipment called an “asphalt zipper.” The machine pulverizes asphalt and the base beneath it before repaving is done.
His co-workers reportedly shut the equipment off immediately, but he was declared dead at the scene by rescuers who arrived soon after.
The man was apparently part of a team repairing asphalt that had been put in over a gas line.
Source: Associated Press, “4 workers injured in construction accident near University of Central Florida,” Dec. 3, 2012
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