Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Husband, father dies in work accident

Shyann Malone, WTSP

Florida - A tragic work accident leaves a father of 8 dead.

According to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office he was operating a forklift, moving a steel beam that collided with a pile of beams nearby knocking the forklift back crushing Ricardo's body.

Crews worked to remove the beam off of the forklift but it was too late. The victims Family broke down as they arrived on the accident scene.
The 51-year-old leaves behind 8 children, 17 grandchildren and one grandchild on the way.

The family questions whether this accident could have been prevented.
"He told me, ya know, he used to have problems on his fork lift though, but um, I guess they fixed it," said his wife.

10 News reached out to OSHA to see if any other accidents have been reported at Infra-Metals. There has been 1 violation at this location involving a construction standard with a worker likely not wearing a vest. That fine was paid. OSHA will investigate this work related death.

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