Central Florida personal injury lawyers specializing in workplace accidents and injuries are familiar with legal issues surrounding a scaffold collapse that killed two workers at a construction site near Walt Disney World.
Officials say two construction workers died at the site JW Marriott hotel being built on Chelonia Parkway in Orange County. The site is next to the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The accident occurred as three laborers were getting ready to pour concrete at the seventh storey level when the scaffold on which they were standing gave way.
Two of the men fell nearly 80 feet and were pronounced dead at the scene. A third worker was able to hang on to the scaffolding and climb to safety. The survivor did not go to the hospital. The accident happened during construction of a 16-storey, 500 room hotel, Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort. The site is in an unincorporated part of Orange County and not inside Orlando city limits.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident.
Fatal construction accident: 14900 blk Chelonia Pkwy./Hotel under construction/several workers on scaffold/support structure, working between 6 & 7th floors when, for reasons unknown, scaffold gave way. 2 workers fell to the ground and died on scene (more) #BREAKING pic.twitter.com/g0OLvH3dfW
— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) August 29, 2018
Central Florida Personal Injury Lawyers and Worker Safety
The tragedy follows another recent Orlando scaffold injury in which 3 workers had to climb to safety on the 14th-floor balcony of a high-rise apartment building near downtown. Many questions of negligence and liability arise after workplace accidents. As a further injustice, those injured or grieving for loved ones generally face a difficult challenge in recovering losses. That’s why it’s important to find the best Central Florida personal injury lawyers to represent you.
If you need help recovering losses from a workplace accident or any other type of negligence, consider the Central Florida personal injury lawyers at Martinez Manglardi. We’ve been helping Central Florida accident victims for more than 30 years. Call 407-846-2240 for a free consultation at one of our convenient locations.