Worker dies after falling from Okeechobee Road bridge

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A construction inspector has died after falling from the Okeechobee Road bridge, in Northwest Miami-Dade, Friday morning.

The man was inspecting the overpass along the Palmetto Expressway, near Northwest South River Drive, when he slipped and fell about 25 feet to the ground, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Pieces of wood could be seen dangling from where he fell and littering the ground around him.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived to the scene, and the man was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

 

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