A work-related accident inside a Miami Beach condominium on October 11, 2010 killed a worker when an elevator crushed him. The fatal accident occurred at the Ocean Point Condo, located at 345 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach FL.
Two people were working on an elevator inside the condominium, when the accident occurred. One man was inside the elevator, when the other climbed out of the top of the elevator, into the shaft. The elevator then moved, causing the worker to be crushed between the shaft wall and the elevator in between the fifth and sixth floors. It is still not clear from the reports exactly what caused the accident.
Our condolences go out to the family members and friends of the man who was killed in this tragic Florida elevator accident.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that accidents involving elevators and escalators kill approximately 30 people and seriously injure approximately 17,000 people each year in this country. From a review of the data, elevators are responsible for the more harmful injuries, causing almost 90% of the deaths and 60% of the serious injuries reported. Half of the deaths reported happen to people working on or near elevators and elevator shafts; whether installing, repairing, and/or maintaining elevators.
If you or a loved one has been in an elevator or escalator accident in Miami, you will need time to recover from your injuries and your losses. Miami personal injury lawyers will be by your side and take care of the investigation and all paperwork so you can concentrate on getting well.