After several months of quiet construction at the busy I-75/Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. interchange, a construction accident has occurred that reminds people just how quickly an emergency can take place.

According to Tampa Fire Rescue (TFR), a construction accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. on September 21 at the interchange that is currently under heavy construction as a newly expanded I-75 overpass is being built at the BBD exit..

TFR says that a construction worker, who has not been identified, required extrication after a nine-foot hole that he was working in collapsed around him, burying the worker up to his waist.

Several Tampa Fire Rescue (TFR) squads responded to the accident. The injured worker was removed from the hole, evaluated by TFR medics and airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. We had not yet received any updates on his condition at our press time.

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