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Port Canaveral accident prompts investigation

Steel beam crashes into restaurant roof

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The federal agency charged with enforcing safety standards is currently investigating last weekend's construction accident at Port Canaveral, according to Local 6 News partner Florida Today.

A steel beam, being moved as part of construction of a new cruise ship terminal, crashed into the roof of the Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar on Sunday morning.

No customers were injured.

Staff from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration visited the construction site and began an investigation of the accident, said Rosalind Harvey, a spokeswoman for the Canaveral Port Authority.

The incident is also being investigated by both the port and the contractor responsible for the waterside component of the terminal construction project, the Orion Marine Group, Harvey added. She said high winds may have been a contributing factor.

Construction at Cruise Terminal 1 resumed on Monday. No fines or citations have been issued, Harvey said.