Last week, Miami Fire-Rescue responded to a construction site where a worker died after being struck by equipment.
According to NBC Miami, Rene Carrero, 29, was working on the 37th floor of a building in the new Biscayne Beach condominium complex when some equipment broke loose from a crane and struck him.
Other workers on the site witnessed the accident and attempted to help Mr. Carrero, but because of the rough construction were not able to reach him. He died at the scene. Eventually, a Technical Rescue Team had to carry his body to the ground.
Captain Ignatius Carroll of MFR told reporters, “Some of the areas are not accessible by elevator, so as a result, you have to take them down by stairs. But sometimes that’s not the case. Sometimes we have to use the cranes to lower them down to the ground.”
The building where Mr. Carrero was working is located at 711 Northeast 29th Street in Edgewater. One of the development companies for the project, Eastview Development, released this statement to local real estate news source The Real Deal, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr. Carrero following yesterday’s tragic accident. The matter is being investigated by the proper authorities and our team is cooperating in that process.”
Mr. Carrero’s family says that he had been working in construction for a few years and that this was not the first time he was injured on the job. According to The Real Deal, a sharp increase in construction accident injuries and deaths in our area has been noted in recent years. In October, one worker was injured at a job site in Midtown Miami, and two additional workers were hurt in January when a wall fell at a construction site in Miami.
At this time, authorities are still investigating Mr. Carrero’s death, and have not yet stated whether the cause of the accident may have been faulty machinery or negligence of another form.
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