NEWS I-95 south of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, closed due to construction accident

I-95 south of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, closed due to construction accident

A construction incident with a crane and travel lift south of Sunrise Boulevard closed southbound Interstate 95 since about 10:50 a.m. The closure on I-95 South has been moved back to Oakland Parkway.

That side of the freeway remains closed as of 3:25pm due to injuries to two men working on site, equipment involved and ensuing investigation Consider Florida’s Turnpike, US 441/State Route 7 or US 1/Federal Highway, if you’re heading south from Palm Beach County or northern Broward County.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Captain Steve Golan said a crane used to drive piling for a new bridge failed. He said this caused a stake to fall on the travel lift, causing the lift and two people on the lift to fall to the ground.

Both men were taken to Broward Health Hospital in a serious condition on trauma alert.

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Concrete piles from a collapsed travel elevator block southbound traffic on Interstate 95 between Sunrise Boulevard and Broward Avenue, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The incident injured two construction workers who were transported to Broward Health, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Mathias Okner

This story was originally published on December 5, 2022 at 11:40 am.

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