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Construction Workers Injured by Steel Cage


Photo of a construction worker on a job site

Four construction workers were injured when a rebar steel cage collapsed at a worksite on Interstate 91.

Investigators are still unsure what happened, only noting that “something gave way.” The steel cage collapsed, and several workers had to be rushed to the hospital.

Three of the workers were released the next morning while one remained hospitalized. The injured workers were employed by Gulf Coast Rebar, based in Tampa, Florida.

The men were part of a team working to build a $60 million single-span bridge over the West River in Brattleboro. The companies working on the bridge project had a brief “stand down” after the accident, but after that, work continued as usual.

These men are extremely lucky that they only sustained minor injuries. Investigators still do not know why the cage collapsed, so the remaining employees may still be in danger.

Too many employers put deadlines ahead of worker safety. When companies cut corners, it is the workers who suffer.

I Was Injured on the Job! What Are My Legal Options?

The attorneys at McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. know how to use Florida law to help injured workers. If you have been injured on the job, contact one of our licensed attorneys today.

Did You Know? A cubic foot of steel weighs 490 pounds.

 McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. – Injury Attorneys  

 Source: http://www.timesargus.com/article/20140920/THISJUSTIN/709209968

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