September 8, 2023
A crane collapse at Miami’s HCA Mercy Hospital killed one construction worker and injured four others.
During a renovation project at the hospital, the 200-foot mechanical equipment fell onto construction workers according to City of Miami Building Director Asael Marrero. The Miami Police Department’s homicide and crime scene investigation units, OSHA, and the Miami-Dade Medical Examiners Department are conducting a multi-department investigation as of the writing of this post.
With its booming real estate and construction industry, Florida has become a hotspot for construction accidents, leaving workers, bystanders, and their families devastated. According to the Florida Department of Health, there was an average of 53 fatal construction accidents per year between 2007 and 2011.
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