Crews recover body of worker from Lake County construction site

Authorities say the body of a worker has been found after the person became trapped following a cave-in near a road construction site in Lake County late Wednesday afternoon.

This happened at U.S. Highway 27/441 crosses over County Road 25 in Lady Lake. His body was found around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Crews worked through the night for 10 hours to try and find the worker.


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They brought in a vacuum excavating truck to assist in the search for the missing worker. 

FOX 35 is working to find out the name of the worker.

The Florida Department of Transportation released the following statement: 

"The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is deeply saddened to hear about the recent incident that took place within the ongoing U.S. 441 road widening project in Lady Lake. The FDOT offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the worker involved in this incident. 

Safety is always the highest priority in everything the FDOT does – not just for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, but for the workers who shape the roadways throughout the state.The worker involved was a subcontractor working on the construction project. 

Work on the project has paused while investigations continue and crews re-emphasize safety in the work zone. Additional details are pending investigation."

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