Roofer Dies in Workplace Accident

October 14, 2015

A construction worker was killed recently in a workplace accident after being crushed between the bucket-lift he was in and the roof of the building he had been working on. The roofer, who had been working on the roof of the Ford dealership in Orange City, was not alone at the time of the accident. The other man in the bucket-lift managed to escape just in time by jumping 30 feet to the ground. That man suffered injuries to his legs and ankles.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation, and no details have yet been released. The construction accident happened early in the morning. Shortly after receiving the 911 call around 7:00 a.m., emergency responders arrived to find the victim unresponsive; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both men were employees of Tecta America, a commercial roofing company based in Sanford. The company has yet to release a statement regarding the accident.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is currently still investigating the accident.

Workplace safety is of the utmost importance. Contact a personal injury attorney soon if you or a loved one were hurt in a workplace accident. Companies are required to provide their employees with a safe working environment.

Anyone hurt on the job due to unsafe working conditions could be compensated for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Also, the surviving family members of a person killed while on the job may be entitled to compensation for wrongful death as well.

McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, L.L.C. – Orlando personal injury lawyers

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