Tampa, FL (September 16, 2018) - A Tampa construction worker is dead following a job site accident on Saturday, September 15th. The incident took place at Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway around 11:30 am.
At the time of the incident, the worker was operating a road roller on a dirt embankment. Suddenly, the worker lost control of the roller and it overturned and landed on top of him. The worker, identified as Kadri Elmazi, was trapped underneath the roller. Several other workers used a cable and excavator to lift the machine off of Elmazi, however, he remained trapped underneath for approximately 20 minutes. He later died from his injuries.
Tampa police responded to the scene and are investigating.
Workplace injuries are something that many people do not have to face. However, certain industries naturally pose a great risk of danger to their workers. In 2016, there were 309 work-related fatalities reported in Florida. Construction workers led the statistics with 68 of those fatal injuries. By nature, construction work is extremely hazardous and carries a risk of death or severe injury.
There are many rules and safety regulations in the construction industry that are designed to keep workers safe. From procedures on how to operate equipment to specific rules on training, job sites are supposed to be made as safe as possible. Unfortunately, these rules are not always followed and workers may be put in a perilous position. At this point, we do not know how this accident occurred and further investigation must be completed.
If you have experienced an injury at a construction or other workplace site, you may be entitled to compensation. To speak with one of our Florida construction accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law, call us today at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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