Man hit and injured by demolition debris

An Orlando man is in the hospital after an eight-inch piece of reinforcing bar hit him seconds after the Amway Arena was demolished. Nearly 200 pounds of explosives were used to implode the Orlando Magic’s former home.

According to police reports, the 33 year-old man was nearly two blocks away from the demolition site when he was injured. A friend says he remembers hearing a whistling sound and feeling small pieces of concrete hit him.

His wife told the media that he has a broken fibula and will have surgery this week. The man’s medical bills have been paid for by the president of Dykon Explosive Demolition Corp.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact the personal injury lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.

Luxury cruise liner crashes, capsizes near Italy

The search for 16 passengers, including two Americans, on board a cruise liner continues just days after it crashed into the rocky ocean floor near Italy’s Giglio Island.

About 4,200 passengers and crew members were on the Costa Concordia when it sunk on its side Friday night. Reports state serious errors on the  captain’s part is to blame for the wreck that has claimed at least six lives. The ship traveled too close to shore and rocks ruptured the ships sides.

Dozens of passengers were injured as they scrambled to get aboard the limited number of lifeboats. Some jumped into the icy sea and swam to shore while others waited for hours for help to arrive. The ship’s captain has been arrested for manslaughter, causing the ship wreck, and abandoning the ship before all people on board were evacuated.

The thoughts of everyone at Robert Wilson & Associates are with the victims and their families affected by this accident. For more information about the rescue efforts, click here.