ORLANDO, Fla. — Construction on the I-4 Ultimate project was suspended Saturday night after a worker died and another was injured by a falling beam in downtown Orlando.
SGL, the project's contractor, said the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. near Lake Lucerne, not far from the Interstate 4-State Road 408 interchange.
Police said Ulises Corrales-Ibarra, 37, died after a beam crashed down in the construction area.
"We found that one patient was already transported from the scene by bystanders to the hospital. Unfortunately, another was heavily trapped. He succumbed to his injuries, and we remained on scene to assist with removing him," Orlando fire District Chief Walter Lewis said.
David Trujillo was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, SGL said.
SGL said that due to the death, work along all 21 miles of the project site has been suspended except for emergency maintenance. The joint venture said construction could resume as early as Wednesday morning.
"No concrete girder placement will restart until we have identified the factors that contributed to Saturday's incident," an SGL spokesman said. "Steel girder placement may resume sooner as the investigation progresses."
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.
Five workers have been killed since the I-4 Ultimate project began. Click here to read about those deaths.
The Florida Department of Transportation released the following statement about the worker's death:
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