Two dead after crane accident at Florida construction site

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Two construction workers were killed and one injured in a “crane accident” at a Boynton Beach construction site, the fire department said. The Boynton Beach Beach Police and Boynton Beach Fire Rescue responded to a report that concrete had collapsed on two construction workers at the construction site on East Woolbright Road, east of the Federal Highway. Stay updated: Local coverage of WPBF 25 NewsBoynton Beach Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Jarvis Prince said the incident is currently under investigation. The crane driver was questioned. “Everything had happened prior to arrival, but it looks like something got loose and fell off the crane,” Prince said. Police quickly secured the scene, which is located in Riverwalk Plaza. Upon arrival, first responders found the men dead under the concrete rubble. Resident Susan Millard showed up at the square Tuesday morning and was surprised to learn what had happened. “It’s just tragic,” Millard said. “People in the companies were all out and couldn’t believe it either. It’s just that you don’t expect that, you really don’t expect that.” A construction worker at the site told WPBF 25 News that a safety briefing was held at the site earlier this morning. The Boynton Beach Police Department is conducting the death investigation in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Examiner’s Office. Occupational Safety and Health officials are also investigating. A spokeswoman issued the following statement: “OSHA has initiated an inspection of this tragic event at Allegiance Crane & Equipment in Pompano Beach. “We are praying for the families of those involved,” said Stacie Thames, vice president, human resources & risk management for Allegiance Crane & Equipment. This is an evolving story and will be updated as information becomes available. Follow us on social networks: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Two construction workers were killed and one injured in a “crane accident” at a Boynton Beach construction site, the fire department said.

Officials say West Palm Beach men Jeremias Mendez, 32, and Eduardo Cruz-Moran, 25, have been identified as victims.

The Boynton Beach Beach Police and Boynton Beach Fire Rescue responded to a report that concrete had collapsed on two construction workers at the construction site on East Woolbright Road, east of the Federal Highway.

Stay informed: Local coverage of WPBF 25 News

Boynton Beach Deputy Fire Chief Jarvis Prince said the incident was under investigation. The crane driver was questioned.

“Everything had happened prior to arrival, but it looks like something got loose and fell off the crane,” Prince said.

Police quickly secured the scene, which is located in Riverwalk Plaza.

Upon arrival, first responders found the men dead under the concrete rubble.

Resident Susan Millard showed up at the square Tuesday morning and was surprised to learn what had happened.

“It’s just tragic,” Millard said. “People in the companies were all out and couldn’t believe it either. It’s just that you don’t expect it, you really don’t.”

A construction worker at the site told WPBF 25 News that an early morning safety briefing was held at the site.

The Boynton Beach Police Department is conducting the death investigation in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Examiner’s Office.

Occupational health and safety officials are also investigating.

A spokeswoman issued this statement: “OSHA has opened an investigation into this tragic event.

WPBF 25 News reached out to Allegiance Crane & Equipment in Pompano Beach.

“We are praying for the families of those involved,” said Stacie Thames, vice president, human resources & risk management for Allegiance Crane & Equipment.

This is an evolving story and will be updated as information becomes available.

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