Construction workers scattered to avoid the boom of a falling crane, but one man did not escape it and was killed Thursday at a residential property in the upscale enclave of Golden Isles inÂ Hallandale Beach.
The laborer was identified as Christopher J. Ricci, 27, of Sunrise, Hallandale Beach Police Capt. Sonia Quinones said.
The preliminary investigation has found that as the crane was being moved within the work site in the 400 block of Alamanda Drive, it started to wobble, became unsteady and fell over, Quinones said.
“As it started to flip over, the construction workers took off running and unfortunately one of those construction workers was struck by the boom and killed instantly,” she said about the incident that happened about 9:40 a.m.
For investigative purposes, both the crane driver and the operator of the boom gave consent for blood to be taken and tested, Quinones said. The names of the operator and driver were not released.