Workers Injured In Construction Zone Structural Collapse At Navy Federal

August 27, 2017

Three construction workers were injured early Saturday morning in a structural collapse in Beulah.

The three fell about 25 feet when the floor they were working on collapsed  at Navy Federal on Nine Mile Road. They were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital.

One of the workers sustained serious injuries, and is being treated for spinal trauma, officials said.  Ten other construction workers were working in the area during the collapse. They declined medical attention.

Navy Federal released the following statement:

“Just after 5 a.m. an accident occurred in the rooftop structure of Navy Federal Credit Union’s Phase Two expansion project at its Heritage Oaks campus in Pensacola. The accident took place in a construction zone, outside of Navy Federal’s current employee workspace.

“Hensel Phelps Construction employees were working on the project when the accident took place. Three Hensel Phelps employees were taken to a Pensacola hospital. Several others also sought treatment. Construction has been suspended in the immediate area of the accident pending a full comprehensive review of the incident.

“The entire construction team is supporting the well-being of the employees impacted by the accident.” photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Workers Injured In Construction Zone Structural Collapse At Navy Federal”

  1. Not Surprised in Molino on August 28th, 2017 7:05 am

    My husband and a few friends have worked on this job and honestly the contracrors are idiots in a supervisory position(not speaking of Hensel&Phelps personally ) While my husband was on the job he would work on something one day and have to undo it to redo it the next day.This was constant and Safety is barely reguarded. Their lucky this is all that’s happened. While a friend was on the job a piece of 20 ton concrete that was the outside wall had fallen.Hopefully people are aware that there are issues now that people are hurt.My heart goes out to the men and their families hope you have a quick recovery!

  2. Don on August 28th, 2017 6:30 am

    No more dangerous than a lone cashier working the register at a qwicky mart.

  3. bartender on August 27th, 2017 10:00 am

    god bless those men.they could have been alot worse i know but i thought ocsa was suppose to be inspecting those kind of dangerous jobs.maybe they need more inspections. the companies are in such a hurry to get things built thses days.maybe they should slow down so people wont get hurt.

  4. B on August 27th, 2017 9:34 am

    It’s construction, most of it is an unsafe environment, just like working on the side of the interstate. That’s an unsafe environment, but we have to pay Bill’s

  5. Cee Jones on August 26th, 2017 1:50 pm

    First I would like to say, Prayers to all the men who where injured…
    All of the workers went to the ER to seek treatment of some kind. My son was one of them. These men should not have been placed in an unsafe environment!

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