Anyone driving around Jacksonville has probably noticed the boom in construction projects all over the city. It seems that almost every other day a new large building project is announced. Here are a few of the major buildings and services popping up in Jacksonville:
- New $30 million water treatment plant
- New 4,000 seat amphitheater in Richard Ray Park
- $37 million in repairs to the Liberty Street Bridge
- 30 new electric vehicle charging stations
- Downtown Bus Rapid Transit corridor
- New regional transit stations at the Convention Center
- Overland Bridge project replacing overpasses along I-95
- M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
- Baptist Health Hospital renovations
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Usually when you move into a new home, you hope to be free of home repairs for quite some time. But Florida residents are complaining about a foul smell coming from dry wall or plasterboard that is made in China.
According to a report from Bradentonherald.com, the state health department has received 39 complaints many from Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas, St. Lucie, Collier and Lee counties.
In one account, the smell of rotten eggs has been so overpowering that many owners of newer homes have had to leave their homes. The reports are that the foul smelling drywall emits an odor that corrodes the air condition coils and wiring causing failure. Read the rest »
The Florida Supreme Court ruled this week that a lawyer representing an injured worker is entitled to “reasonable” fees.
Ever since a controversial 2003 reform of the state’s workers’ compensation law, lawyer’s fees have been capped. That means most lawyers understandably shy away from workers’ comp cases. We at Farah & Farah do not.
The state Supreme Court ruled 5-0 in the case of Emma Murray vs. Mariner Health Care. Read the rest »
These are the sorts of stories we hear far too many of in the summer.
This weekend a six-year-old girl drowned at a pool party in the Arlington section of Jacksonville. About a half dozen children were in the pool, which the sheriff’s office reports was “cloudy”.
The girl went under the surface and none of the adults at the home saw her. When they finally did, one person tried to resuscitate the girl but she was pronounced dead after being taken to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
Unfortunately, Florida leads the nation in young children who drown in swimming pools. Most of the time it happens in the back yard. Most of the children are under the age of five. Read the rest »
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined three downtown Jacksonville contractors for design and construction flaws that caused the December 6th collapse of the Berkman Plaza 2 parking garage that killed one and injured 20 other workers.
Nearly $193,000 has been filed against Choate Construction, Southern Pan Services and A.A. Pittman & Sons Concrete.
The companies are alleged to have failed to determine whether the six-foot structure was sound enough to support extra weight from concrete being poured on the top floor. Read the rest »