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Crane worker dies after fall on I-95 in Broward

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(FORT LAUDERDALE, FL)– Authorities are reporting that one of two construction workers injured after the crane that suspended them in the air collapsed on I-95 Monday has died.
The incident occurred around 10:45 a.m. on the stretch of southbound I-95 just past Sunrise Boulevard.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan reported that two workers were suspended about 30 feet in the air in a bucket truck when a crane that was lifting some heavy equipment somehow struck a cherry picker:
“Upon arrival, our crews had reported that there was a crane that was on unstable ground, had lost the piling that it was maneuvering at the time, causing a bucket truck with two individuals that were approximately 30 feet in the air to fall onto I-95,” Gollan said.
The two workers were rushed to area hospitals where one died from their injuries late Monday night.
The identities of the workers have not been revealed at this time, however, it was said that they were working for the de Moya Group, which was contracted by FDOT to work on the highway improvement project.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is set to investigate the incident.