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Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine and Liability

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A recent case involving a construction worker who lost his finger in a workplace accident made its way before the Florida Supreme Court. Two lower courts ruled that a loader was not considered a “dangerous instrumentality”—or at least not dangerous enough to warrant liability under the law. However, the Florida Supreme Court overturned their… Read More »

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Court Rules FDOT Need Not Disclose Documents Related To FIU Collapse

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The Miami Herald initiated a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Transportation asking for documents including the minutes of meetings, emails, and other information relevant to the shocking tragedy that took the lives of six Floridians. Reports say that this information is directly related to the bridge’s construction. The Florida Department of Transportation, however,… Read More »

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Attorney Alan Goldfarb quoted in the Miami Herald regarding the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Attorney Alan Goldfarb quoted in the Miami Herald: “There are so many questions that I have, just from my construction knowledge,” said Miami civil lawyer Alan Goldfarb, who has handled many high-profile accidents. “Why would you not close the road to traffic? Why would you have workers up there? Why would you not do… Read More »

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Injured in a Construction Accident – What You Need to Know

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A serious injury occurs on a construction site every fourteen minutes causing 37,000 injuries a year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If that was not bad enough, of the almost five thousand workers killed on the job in 2014, roughly 1-in-5 of those deaths occurred at a  construction site. If… Read More »

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Construction Worker Killed In Metromover Accident

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Downtown Miami was the scene of a tragic accident that cost one man his life and injured another when a construction lift and Metromover rail car crashed. The man who was killed, along with the second man who was injured, were both inside the construction lift that was struck by the Metromover car. The… Read More »

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Fatal Construction Worker Fall

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

South Beach was the scene of a tragic construction site accident recently, when a construction worker fell from scaffolding on a condo undergoing renovations. According to reports, the man was on third floor scaffolding when he fell and, though he was transported to a local trauma center, he did not survive. The incident is… Read More »

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Construction Scaffolding Accident Tragedy

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

One man lost his life and several others were injured as a result of a construction scaffolding accident in downtown Miami one recent afternoon. Reports indicate that the scaffolding fell from a high-rise building that was undergoing construction and struck several individuals including a few bystanders, two construction workers, and a woman on the… Read More »

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Local Construction Worker Injured On Job Site

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A Miami building was the site of a recent accident that injured a construction worker, though not in the usual type of construction accident. Officials believe lightning struck a metal object near the man as he was working on the seventh floor of the building and electricity ran through him. Rescue crews had to… Read More »

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Legal Landscape of Miami Area Construction Accidents

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Miami area construction accidents pose a significant threat to their victims. Because of its physical nature, construction workers are constantly in danger of being hurt in an accident. And because of the nature of the work they do, those accidents can happen anywhere. For example, there are accidents where equipment is not set up… Read More »

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Keeping Yourself Safe in the Florida Construction Industry

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Construction workers are among some of the hardest workers in our society. They require remarkable physical endurance and are tasked with creating, maintaining, and repairing our public areas so we can enjoy them and remain safe. Construction workers also face a variety of physical dangers on the job every day—a fact that can put… Read More »

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