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Bartow man killed when wall collapses in construction accident

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 16:19:40-05

A Bartow man was killed Friday when a wall collapsed in a construction site accident, Haines City Police says.

The incident happened at about 10 a.m. when a concrete wall collapsed at a construction site near the intersection of Davenport Blvd. and US 27.

Martin Loera, 49, was taken to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a little before 1 p.m.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is on scene to investigate.