Deadly Accident at Port of Tampa Bay, Florida

by | Nov 17, 2022 | Construction Accident, Industrial Accident, Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

A construction worker was killed at the Port of Tampa Bay in Florida on November 16, 2022.  According to reports, the worker was helping to clear space for a forklift that was carrying lumber at the job site.  When the driver of the forklift applied the brakes, the lumber fell off the forklift.  The first bundle of lumber struck the worker, and the second one lander on top of him, crushing him.  The worker was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  The victim’s identity has not yet been released.

The accident comes two months after a construction worker was crushed by a slab of concrete at the Port of Tampa Bay on September 16, 2022.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent deaths on construction projects.  A construction worker was struck by a vehicle and killed in Queens, New York on November 1, 2022.  A worker was killed in a trench collapse in Ruston, Louisiana on October 31, 2022  A construction worker was killed in Brooklyn, New York on November 2, 2022.  A construction worker was hit by a passing vehicle in Tyler, Texas on November 10, 2022.  A worker was run over by a piece of heavy equipment in Windsor, Colorado on November 15, 2022.

Despite being a vital part of the economy, construction projects often pose severe hazards both to construction workers and to the general public if precautions are not taken.  Each construction project poses its own unique risks and hazards based on the work being done.  Risks that may present themselves during a project must be carefully evaluated before the job begins.

Our experienced lawyers have handled personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits of all kinds and have the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously.  The experienced construction personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of an accident at a work site.

Our lawyers have represented numerous workers who have sustained serious and catastrophic injuries on a job site as a result of the negligence of another party.  There are strict and short time limits on making claims, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.