According to officials, a construction worker died after falling several levels from a parking garage in Miami.
The incident occurred on Tuesday at the Bal Harbour Shops, which are located close to Collins Avenue and 96th Street.
According to a witness, the worker died after falling several levels from a parking garage.
A statement was made by Bal Harbour Shops expressing their condolences for the death of the man who was harmed in a workplace accident at their construction site. News articles claim they are fully cooperating with authorities to help identify why the accident happened.
Accidents at construction sites can easily result in severe injuries and fatalities. The most common cause of injury and fatality among construction workers is falls from scaffolding, ladders, and roofs. In fact, 65% of construction accidents happen while workers are on improperly designed or otherwise dangerous scaffolds, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Other construction-related incidents occur when workers are struck by falling objects, get entangled between objects, suffer electrocutions, or slip and fall or trip and fall. Our Miami Construction Accident Death Lawyers Whittel & Melton can help you recover the full and fair compensation you are due after suffering a workplace injury in Bal Harbour, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach, and elsewhere in Miami-Dade County. We can also hold any negligent parties accountable for the wrongful death of a loved one who was killed in a construction mishap in Miami.
When Should I Hire a Miami Construction Accidental Death Lawyer?
It can be difficult to identify the at-fault party for a construction site accidental death. Contractors and subcontractors often work together on a construction site, so both parties could share blame. An investigation must be launched right away to determine who was overseeing job duties and from there assess who is liable for your loved one’s specific accident.
The owner of the construction site could be found liable for the harm your loved one incurred on a construction site if they have any influence on how work duties were carried out, as well as if they were your loved one’s direct supervisor. If a general contractor maintains sufficient control over the safety of the construction project, designating a qualified supervisor, assigning a person in charge of preventing accidents, coordinating the work, and overseeing the methods and procedures used on the job site, they may be directly liable for any errors or mishaps on the part of subcontractors or other employees that lead to an accidental death. Continue reading