Yesterday, a pedestrian bridge collapsed at the Florida International University campus in Miami. The bridge, which was touted as being a first of it’s kind “instant bridge” was constructed over the weekend and would still be under construction for some time before it would be open to the public for use. The idea behind this new, innovated bridge technology was to cut back on worker’s risk and traffic problems related to lengthy construction times. This is a terrible incident and we are sending our deepest condolences to those affected. If you are looking for Miami bridge collapse legal help, we can provide
Florida’s warm weather is prime for construction year round, but that doesn’t mean the Sunshine State is any safer for workers. On the contrary – 747 construction workers died on the job in Florida over the course of just four years. Knowing the leading causes of construction worker deaths in FL can help industry professionals stay safe.
The number one danger on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s “Fatal Four” list for the nation’s construction workers is falls. Falls are the leading cause of construction worker deaths in Florida, contributing to one third of all on-the-job deaths in the
Lack of Evidence Establishing Causation Can Result in a Dismissal of a Negligence Case by Directed Verdict
MAY 30, 2016: As a Miami lawyer that represents clients injured in construction accidents and work-related accidents, establishing causation by proving the precise mechanism leading to the injury is of the utmost importance. Simply stated, just because a person is injured on a job site does not automatically raise the presumption that the company is responsible. The obligation is on the injured party to submit evidence establishing that but for the negligence of the defendant, the incident would not have occurred. In “Broward Executive Builders, Inc. v. Liliana Zota, as Guardian of Mercedes Zota,” the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida
Occupational Safety and Health Administration – OSHA In the State of Florida, as well as all over this country, employers are forced to ensure that the proper precautions are in place so that employees are safe. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA for short, is an organization in place with the main purpose of protecting employees while at work. Without these standards and rules enforced by OSHA, employers would ultimately be free to act as they wish and provide for the safety of its employees as they see fit. Florida highway construction site accident As a Florida highway construction accident lawyer,