Construction continues at Waterford development after workers injured in accident

Two scissor lifts toppled over last week

TRD MIAMI /
Jun.June 08, 2017 02:40 PM

Three injured construction workers are recovering from an accident last week at a construction site at 5707 Blue Lagoon Drive.

The site at the Waterford Blue Lagoon business park is the future home of Burger King’s headquarters. The five-story, 150,000-square-foot building is being developed by TH Real Estate, an afffiliate of TIAA, and its partner Allianz Real Estate of America.

Brasfield & Gorrie, the general contractor on the project, released a statement saying the injured workers were employed by a subcontractor and are recovering.

“Our top corporate value is the safety and well-being of all employees working on our project sites,” Brasfield & Gorrie said in the statement, adding that one subcontractor employee is already back to work and two remain in recovery.

“The unfortunate incident did not impact the construction schedule. Work resumed the following day, and the project will complete on schedule in mid-December 2017,” the construction firm said.

The accident happened last Thursday when two scissor lifts toppled over, seriously hurting at least two workers who were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, while a third was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, according to published reports.

A spokesperson for Brasfield & Gorrie confirmed the accident was not the site of 800 Waterford Tower, a 10-story office building that recently broke ground in the area.


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