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I-4 Ultimate workers injured in fall days after safety review, police say

Work resumed Monday on I-4 after employee death Feb. 4

ORLANDO, Fla. – Four days after work resumed on the I-4 Ultimate project following a safety review, three construction workers were injured pouring cement, Orlando police said.

Construction on the 21-mile project was halted Feb. 4 after a man was struck in the head by a 20-foot pipe along Wymore Road near Winter Park. He was the fourth worker killed during the construction project.

Orlando police said an SGL industrial accident happened Friday at the on-ramp to I-4 east at Amelia Street. Three SGL employees were injured. SGL Constructors is the primary contractor for the project.

"At approximately 10:30 a.m., three workers sustained apparent minor injuries while working on an elevated platform," an SGL Constructors spokesperson said. "They were transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention. The incident happened at the Colonial ramp to eastbound  I-4. The Orlando Police Department have cleared the scene and the ramp is reopened."

All work on similar platforms across the I-4 Ultimate project was immediately suspended following the incident so they could be inspected, an SGL Constructors spokesperson said. Some of those platforms were back in service by Friday evening.

An Orlando Fire Department official said the workers fell and were transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

The Florida Department of Transportation was informed of the most recent incident and is speaking with SGL officials, FDOT spokesman Steve Olson said.

I-4 Ultimate is a six-year project that will transform I-4 from Kirkman Road to State Road 434.

Friday marks the fourth year of the project, which officials recently said was 62 percent complete.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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