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Three construction workers die in workplace accident

Florida construction workers will likely understand that their job is more dangerous than other forms of employment. Working on high floors with heavy equipment and large tools can place anyone in jeopardy. However, there are steps that employers can take to avoid or mitigate the long-term damage of construction accidents. When there is an accident with injuries or a fatality, those who were affected must be cognizant of their right to seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit regardless of the cause.

Three men died when a scaffolding collapsed as they worked on a broadcast tower. It has been revealed that the company they were working for has a history of violations when it comes to worker safety. The investigation being conducted by law enforcement is being assisted by members of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The men were on what is referred to as a "gin pole." This was attached to a broadcast tower than reached 100 feet. The men died instantly in the collapse.

According to OSHA, there is documentation of the previous violations by the company. One was in 2011 for three violations that were termed "serious." In 2008, there were two similarly termed violations after a third party informed the agency. It is not known what the violations were. The men who died in this incident were ages 35, 31 and 23. The law states that the investigation must be finished within six months.

With law enforcement and the OSHA investigating the case, there is an expectation that a full and comprehensive understanding of what happened will be reached. Whether that is true or not, the families of the men who died must protect their interests and have an investigation that looks out for them. Knowing the company's history and the circumstances surrounding this incident is essential to a successful legal claim for loss of companionship, wrongful death, lost wages and more. Those in a similar situation should contact a legal professional experienced in helping clients who have been affected by a construction accident.

Source:, "OSHA Joins Investigation After 3 Workers Killed In Scaffold Collapse," Gary Nelson, Sept. 28, 2017

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