An employee from Florida Power & Light in Fort Lauderdale was killed Sunday while working on a power line along Broward Boulevard, according to Luisa Yanez and Diana Moskovitz of the Miami Herald online. The tragic accident took place just east of U.S. 1 in front of Washington Mutual and electrocuted Pembroke Pines resident Junior Seaton, 37, around 5:30 a.m. According to Fort Lauderdale police, power was restored before Seaton went back up to the charged line, and he was transported to Broward General Medical Center and pronounced dead following the incident. According to other workers, the power “flickered on” and went off again when the accident occurred.
Our law firm handles Florida workers’ compensation cases and wrongful death cases throughout the Ft. Lauderdale area, and we express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Junior Seaton. We represent clients who have made workers’ comp. claims following the death of a loved one, and we have seen our clients experience the tragedy and indescribable trauma of losing loved ones in fatal work-related accidents. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you at this difficult time.