I-4 Ultimate worker killed by piece of steel, officials say
Stephanie Allen Orlando Sentinel
Officials: I-4 Ultimate worker killed by piece of steel in Altamonte Springs
A 63-year-old construction worker on Interstate 4 was fatally struck by a piece of steel Monday afternoon in Altamonte Springs, officials say.
The worker was a subcontract employee for SGL Constructors, the lead contractor on the interstate's multibillion-dollar I-4 Ultimate makeover.
SGL spokesman Russ Handler said the worker was killed about 2:30 p.m. while at a site just off I-4 east near Cranes Roost, at State Road 436.
The worker's identity hasn't been released.
Handler said work on the project was stopped after the incident, but crews were expected to report this morning.
"We are deeply saddened by this loss," Handler said in an emailed statement. "Our focus now is to ensure that we support individuals and families affected by this tragic event."
No other details about the incident have been released.
Altamonte Springs police spokeswoman Evelyn Estevez said the incident appears to be accidental.
SGL officials were investigating with authorities, Handler said.