A Broward County construction worker was killed Tuesday, June 16, after a he was pinned under a crane that collapsed in Lighthouse Point, according to the Sun-Sentinel online. After his coworkers rescued him, 43-year-old Albert Phillips, also known by friends and family as “Tiger,” was taken by ambulance to North Broward Medical Center. Although he gave his co-workers a “thumbs up” sign when he was riding away in the ambulance, he died later at the hospital from injuries sustained in the accident. According to the article, “Tiger” Phillips was shoring up a seawall when the crane collapsed on his legs. Further details of the tragic accident are under investigation.
As a workers’ compensation and wrongful death lawyer, David Benenfeld has worked with clients as they go through the indescribable trauma of losing a loved one or sustaining serious injuries in a work-related accident, and we at his office express our deepest condolences to the family of the victim in this accident. If you have experienced a similar loss or suffered injury at work, you can contact Injury Law Service with questions unique to your situation, and David Benenfeld will answer them for free with compassion and kindness. For more information on workers’ compensation in general, visit our firm’s workers’ compensation library.