Painters fall from bucket trucks at Boca Raton office park

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Two painters fell three stories Thursday from bucket trucks onto a lawn in a Boca Raton office park.

The incident happened at 4800 Conference Way South at approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday.

Bill Stecklow of Hartzell Construction said the men worked for a company called Color Construction, subcontractors at the building that is in a technology center west of I-95 and south of Yamato Road.

"There was something on the ledge that they reached for and they fell," Stecklow said. The workers were wearing harnesses but it was unclear if they were connected to a bucket, he said.

A city inspector arrived after the incident, Stecklow said. Boca Raton Police were at the semi-circular building where two orange and yellow bucket trucks were surrounded by yellow "do not cross" tape in the parking lot.

Mike Gergora, Boca Raton Assistant Fire Rescue Chief, said both men remain in critical condition at Delray Medical Center.

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