1. Transportation

Veterans Expressway exit shut down after construction accident

Published Jun. 15, 2015

TAMPA --- A construction accident is causing traffic problems on Linebaugh Avenue and the Veterans Expressway.

One lane of Linebaugh westbound was closed around 11:30 a.m. and the Veterans Expressway northbound exit at Linebaugh is completely shut down while Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies investigate an incident in which two workers were injured Monday morning.

Both were transported to St. Joseph's Hospital.

"It appears that the individuals working for McLeod Land Services as subcontractors for GLF were pumping concrete out of a concrete truck and filling wheelbarrows when the hose from the truck kicked up and struck both individuals in the face," according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

The extent of their injuries is unknown.


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