It has not been a good summer for Broward County. In the past seven weeks, there have been at least six workplace accidents that resulted in a fatality, which raises the question of possible unsafe working conditions. The latest fatality occurred when a beam collapsed at a construction site and knocked three men off a ladder and scaffolding, injuring two and killing one.
The construction side accident happened in Fort Lauderdale, where work is being done on a local car dealership. According to law enforcement, the beam collapsed on the workers when a crane lowering the beam lost support of the joist. The victim was 29-years-old. The other two workers are expected to fully recover from their injuries.