• Three I-4 Ultimate construction workers hurt after 15-foot fall

    By: Kevin Williams

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Three I-4 Ultimate construction workers fell 15 feet Friday morning on the ramp from Garland Avenue to I-4 Eastbound near Colonial Drive. 

    The incident happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. Video from the scene appears to show a concrete barrier fell from an elevated construction area down tot he ramp below. 

    Orlando fire department district chief Creed McClelland told Channel 9 on the scene that three construction workers sustained minor injuries and were transported to the hospital.


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    According to the Orlando Fire Department, one worker suffered a rib injury. Another worker has an injured leg. 

    SGL, the construction company, said the ramp is back open.

    "There was not a project-wide shutdown. However, all work relating to similar platforms across the project was immediately suspended so they could be fully inspected," said a statment from SGL Contractors on Friday afternoon. "This is currently in progress with some platforms already back in service."

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    This incident happened just a few days after work on the I-4 Ultimate project resumed. Work was suspended for a week after a worker was struck and killed by an 18-inch by 20-foot iron pipe near Wymore Road on Feb. 4. That incident was the fourth time a worker has died since the I-4 Ultimate project started in 2015.

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