Pictured above: The scene of the accident (Image courtesy of Sun Sentinel) 

One construction was killed and two were left severely injured on Monday at a work-place accident that occurred at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida construction site. The accident happened when a beam that collapsed on the site knocked the three men off a ladder. The workers were building a car dealership at the scene of the accident, which is located at 2601 S. Andrews Ave in Broward County. A witness that saw the accident as it unfolded saw the crane lowering the beam when a critical support gave way and knocked the three men off the ladder and scaffolding they were on.

The accident is currently under investigation by the Fort Lauderdale OSHA department and other city officials. At least five other deaths have occurred in or around Broward County in the past month and a half. These accidents all occurred on the job and many were on similar construction sites as the one that took the life of the as-yet-unidentified victim on Monday. One safety consultant, Al Favale of Deerfield Beach, claims that the increase in workplace accidents, especially those in construction, can be attributed to a booming economy. As the demand for new homes and buildings increase, many workers are pulled into fields and occupations where not enough time is dedicated to training and safety precautions. However, as these past few accidents have shown, an increase in new hires is no reason to not provide a safe environment and adequate training by hiring companies.

Below: The exact location of the scene of the accident: 

 

Legal Commentary
In this situation and the accidents before it, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of workplace accident tragedies. The family of the man killed and the other injured workers should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the responsible party once it is found who it is. A successful civil claim will enable their families to receive rightful financial compensation. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident, or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in workplace accidents, automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.