Construction worker Jose Herevia was laying a steel deck atop thetwo-story Gator Run Elementary School in Weston when he fell to hisdeath in February. In Miami, worker Oscar Trejo was run over by afront-end loader while working on a street-paving job in April. Andlast month, Tony Edwards, a roof-construction employee working on atwo-story condo project in Jensen Beach, fell to his death from aladder.
The three construction-related deaths are among the 46 recorded inFlorida so far this year by the Occupational Safety and HealthAdministration, a record number of construction-related deaths inFlorida. OSHA recently identified South Florida as an area with apersistently high number of deaths among construction workers, and itis stepping up enforcement at construction sites and safety trainingwithin the industry.
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