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Collapsing equipment leads to three deaths in Miami Gardens

A recent post here noted how injuries occur in many different situations: at home, in the car and on the job. Unfortunately for three men in nearby Miami Gardens, an accident on the job led to their deaths.

According to a recent report, the three men were working on a television tower. The equipment that they were on collapsed. The reports indicate that the equipment in question was attached to the television tower, but that it got separated, leading to the collapse. The crew of three men were reportedly near the top of the tower at the time that the equipment failed - nearly 1,000 feet high.

As of now, everyone is lamenting this terrible tragedy. The families of the three men will be mourning their loss for quite some time. But, in the weeks and months after this accident, the families will also probably want to get some answers: How did the equipment fail? Were there no safety systems in place? How will they replace the lost income that their deceased family members were earning?

There will no doubt be an exhaustive investigation into the cause of this recent tragedy. And, if the investigation reveals that the workers' employer was negligent in any way, or that the manufacturer of the equipment that they were using was at fault, the surviving family members may have a legal claim to pursue in order to attempt to recover financial compensation. Doing so could lead to the recovery of financial resources that could at least replace the income the families lost from the workers - nothing will replace their lost loved ones.

Source:, "3 dead after equipment collapses at TV tower in Miami Gardens," Nicole Linsalata, Sept. 27, 2017

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