Thursday, May 18, 2017

Prestige Gunite Inc., concrete contractor employee critically injured from lightning strike as he was pouring concrete for a pool at Ocean Breeze Park, FL construction


A worker was critically injured Wednesday from a possible lightning strike near an Ocean Breeze Park construction site, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office and Fire Rescue.

Deputies responded to a call of a man down and possibly struck by lightning shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at a construction site near the 3000 block of North East Indian River Drive, said sheriff's Detective Sgt. Karl Nelson and Laurie Weber, media relations assistant.

Six co-workers at the scene performed CPR on the man until emergency medical services crews arrived, Nelson said. The man, 46, works for Prestige Gunite Inc., a concrete contractor based in Fort Pierce and was pouring cement for a new pool at the construction site.

The man was taken by ambulance to Martin Medical Center with critical injuries, said Nelson and Fire Rescue spokesman Chris Stabile. Further details on the man were not available.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

The construction manager is Bayview Construction Services, LLC.  They are in charge of building the following projects:  
Ocean Breeze Administration Building
Ocean Breeze Maintenance Building
Ocean Breeze Spa, Fitness and Recreation Center

Bayview Construction Services

Bayview Construction is one of the leading general contractors and a national award winning company in construction and safety, located in Florida's Research and Treasure Coast region. Bayview has been creating relationships and providing quality construction services to clients throughout Florida, from the east to the west coast for 35 years, since 1978.

A state-licensed certified general contractor, Bayview has extensive experience ranging from fine custom homes and estates to multi-million dollar commercial and industrial projects.