(Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL) A 39-year-old construction worker was recovering in the hospital Thursday after falling down an elevator shaft, according to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.
It happened around 1:39 p.m., at 1980 Northwest 9th Avenue at Faith Farms, officials said.
Paramedics met with construction crew members who explained that one of their men fell to the bottom of an elevator shaft about six feet below ground. The construction worker had fallen from the second level onto steel bars in the pit, according to Fire Rescue spokesman Matt Little.
He was extricated, stabilized and taken to Broward General Medical Center. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, he said.
As a Fort Lauderdale Attorney practicing worker's compensation law for the past 10 years in South Florida, I have represented numerous families who have been victims of this type of personal injury. I would advise the family of the injured worker to keep all record of his injury in the form of pictures of his immediate injury with timeline showing his recovery; pictures of the job site and the exact location where the injury occurred; request a copy the accident report from the first responders whether it be the Fire Rescue or the Fort Lauderdale Police; also seeing that worker was taken to Broward General Hospital, his family should request copies of his medical reports should be kept, as this will assist his legal counsel in filing a strong worker's compensation claim should he decide to.
Should your or a loved one be a victim of personal injury accident requiring worker's compensation you should immediately seek legal counsel to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact any of our offices located in : Fort Lauderdale, Weston; Coral Springs; Aventura; Pembroke Pines or Silver Lakes for your free consultation via telephone 954 431 8100 or 305 624 9186 or online.