Working on a construction site carries with it a certain amount of risk, but most of the time those tasked with maintaining site safety perform their job duties fully and competently. Still, at times job site accidents and injuries happen in construction zones in Florida and across the nation. Unfortunately, these types of situations can lead to severe injury or even death for workers.
Recently, the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined a Florida-based company for a construction site accident that took place last fall. The incident involved a rebar form collapsing at a bridge construction site on Interstate 91 in September of 2014. The accident resulted in four workers suffering injuries and having to receive treatment at a hospital. One of the workers was seriously injured as the rebar cage gave way, but all four individuals have since recovered. The injuries included broken bones, contusions and internal injuries.