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Miami-Dade Construction Accident Kills At Least Three Workers in College Parking Garage Collapse

The collapse of a Doral parking garage that was under construction at Miami Dade College on Wednesday has claimed three workers’ lives, while sending several others to the hospital. Rescuers are still searching for a fourth worker, but at this point, they are calling this a recovery mission and he is not expected to be found alive. According to the Associated Press, one witness reports that the The 5-story, 1,855-space garage, a $22.5 million project, fell, “like a house of cards.” At least eight workers were treated for their Florida construction accident injuries. Per the Miami Herald, of the survivors that was pulled from the rubble about 13 hours after the structure fell, had to have his legs amputated above the knee so he could be extricated. No students were injured because they aren't allowed onto the construction site. Ajax Building Corp., the garage contractor on this project, has promised to conduct an internal review to figure out what happened. Florida Construction Accidents Construction workers are exposed to dangerous conditions on the job every day, which is why it is so important that the correct safety measures are in place to so that catastrophic injuries or deaths don’t happen. Some Miami construction accident injuries can be so serious that a worker who is lucky enough to survive may not be able to resume working again, ending a career and losing his/her primary source of income while unable to ever be made physically, emotionally, and mentally whole again. Workers injured on the job generally cannot sue their employer for Miami personal injury, but they are usually entitled to Florida workers’ compensation benefits. Also, with many construction jobs, there will usually be multiple parties involved, such as the construction site owner, prime contractors, general contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, insurers, project developers, construction machinery owners, and others. This means that if negligence was involved, in addition to receiving your Florida work injury benefits, you also may be able to a sue the other entities involved that are not your direct employer for damages by filing a third party lawsuit. Common Construction Accidents: • Fall accidents • Crane collapses • Building collapses • Electric shock • Falling debris • Machinery accidents • Motor vehicle accidents • Construction fires or explosions Construction, OSHA Construction Accidents, OSHA More Blog Posts: Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit Blames Improperly Installed Guardrail for Fatal Car Crash, Florida Injury Attorney Blog, January 6, 2012 Florida Wrongful Death Lawsuit Likely in FAMU Drum Major’s Alleged Hazing, Florida Injury Attorney Blog, November 26, 2011 $2.4M Palm Beach County Wrongful Death Verdict Awarded to 87-Year-Old Lake Worth Widow, Florida Injury Attorney Blog, April 13, 2011 You want to work with a Miami construction accident law firm that knows how to determine what happened, who was at fault, who should be held liable, and how much you should receive in damages not just for your actual injuries and medical and recovery expenses, but also for the other resulting losses you may have incurred as a result. Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, PA today.

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