FIU Body found – Investigation ongoing for cause of Construction accident

FIU Body Found – Death –  Police investigating the cause of death in North Miami, near the entrance to the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University.

Report says the body was found at Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 151st Street on Monday afternoon, the body was covered by a yellow tarp.

According to North Miami police, officers responded to a report of a construction accident at approximately 12:58 p.m.

The police said heavy equipment fell on two men as they were doing work on the roadway.

One person out of the 2 men was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was near a piece of construction equipment that appeared to be on its side.

The second victim was rushed to a nearby hospital but authorities have not provided any updates on that person’s medical condition.

Police said the cause of the construction accident is under investigation.

FIU sent an email to students and faculty saying “the incident is not related to the FIU community.”

Traffic was delayed in the surrounding area. Only one westbound lane is open to traffic exiting BBC on Northeast 151st Street.

North Miami Police are on the scene and may temporarily close all lanes due to the ongoing investigation. All eastbound lanes on Northeast 151st Street heading toward BBC remain open. We ask drivers to be patient as there are significant traffic delays.

 

 

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