A fatal Florida industrial accident occurred Friday at the CEMEX Brooksville South Cement Plant and Brooksville Quarry, located in the greater Tampa metropolitan area. According to preliminary reports from the scene, the worker – who has not yet been identified – was working in a pit at the quarry. Heavy machinery was in use at the pit while the worker was present in the pit.
For reasons yet to be explained, the worker is described has having become “entangled” in the machinery. The Hernando County Sheriff specifically advises:
For unknown reasons, the victim became entangled within the equipment. Mine workers worked diligently to separate the victim form the equipment.
CEMEX employees administered first aid in advance of emergency medical personnel arriving at the scene of the deadly Florida industrial accident. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene. He has only been described as an adult male.
Investigation Underway Into Florida Industrial Accident
Although little is yet known about the Florida industrial accident, specifically about the cause of the tragic death, a comprehensive investigation is now underway. Three agencies currently are heading up the investigation:
- Hernando County Medical Examiner
- Hernando County Sheriff
- Mine Safety Health Administration
No timeframe has been provided regarding the investigation. No additional information has been provided from any of the investigatory agencies as of this juncture in time.
CEMEX is a company headquartered in Mexico. According to the company’s website:
We are a company focused on creating sustainable value by providing industry-leading products and solutions to satisfy the construction needs of our customers around the world. We strive to make the future better for our customers, our shareholders, and our communities by becoming the world's most efficient and innovative building materials company.
Strategically positioned across the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
We make safety a personal responsibility and hold each other accountable for safe acts and behaviors, ensuring that nothing comes before the health and safety of our people, contractors and the community.
No officially statement appears to have yet been issued from CEMEX in response to the fatal Florida industrial accident.
Your Legal Rights Following a Florida Industrial Accident
If you’ve been injured in a Florida industrial accident, or if you have lost a family member in this type of catastrophic incident, the committed, caring, experienced legal team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you.
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The Doan Law Firm
4830 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33609
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