BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A Boca Raton man is among those killed in a construction accident at Port Everglades.
Kenneth Krason,49, lived in the 1100 block of SW 16th Street.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office:
Two Broward County employees are dead and a third is in critical condition after the scissor lift they were working on toppled to the ground.
The three men, working at Port Everglades in the public works section, were on the lift performing maintenance work to a passenger gangway when the lift fell over, sending the men crashing onto the pavement. The top platform was extended just over 40 feet in the air at the time of the incident.
Broward Sheriff’s Office Communications received the emergency call around 10:40 a.m. and immediately dispatched rescue personnel to the scene. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue units stationed at the port quickly arrived and transported the surviving victim to Broward Health Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
Marc Freeman, 51, and Thomas Fisher, 49, had been on the job for only five days. Kenneth Krason had been a county employee since 1991, working at the port since 1997.
BSO homicide detectives are investigating the incident. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified of the tragedy.