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Worker killed at Port Tampa Bay in Construction Accident

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 22-131



A construction worker is dead after a workplace accident sent him to the hospital.

On Friday, September 16, 2022, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene of an accident at terminal 6 at approximately 6:42 a.m. Crews are working on replacing the seawall. The preliminary investigation shows that as workers were moving a concrete slab, a portion estimated to weigh 3,000 pounds broke off, fell, and landed on a 27-year-old white male. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

OSHA is currently investigating. Any questions regarding this incident should be directed to the OSHA Washington D.C. office at (202) 693-4676.