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FL Garage Collapse Kills 1, Traps 2

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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At least one construction worker is dead and two were trapped after a multi-level parking garage under construction at a Miami-Dade College campus collapsed Wednesday morning (Oct. 10).

Miami-Dade College collapse

 NBC-Chicago

The five-story garage, near completion, collapsed Wednesday (Oct. 10). An NBC affiliate posted this aerial video of the collapsed garage.

The rescuers knew exactly where the trapped workers were located in the concrete rubble, Cristina Armand, a Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue spokesperson, said Wednesday afternoon.

Reports indicated that the trapped workers were using cellphones to communicate their whereabouts to the rescue personnel.

The cause of the collapse was not immediately available; however, Armand said federal safety inspectors will likely be investigating the cause soon.

More Injuries

Armand told D+D News that seven others were injured. Four were taken to local hospitals by ambulance, and three were treated at the scene. Dogs, firefighters and other people in hard hats walked over piles of concrete, plywood and metal rubble to look for other possible victims.

Miami-Dade College Garage

 Ajax Building Corp.

Textured painting and waterproofing work was progressing throughout areas of the parking garage, according to the contractor’s recent construction update.

A large section of the five-story garage fell shortly before 11:40 a.m. EDT. Some reports said the roof had collapsed. No students were in the area at the time, officials said.

‘House of Cards’

Victoria Buczynski of Miami told the Associated Press that she saw the collapse while working at a cigar store across the street from the site.

"It fell to the ground like a house of cards," Buczynski said. "The construction workers started running out, screaming. It was loud. Our entire building shook."

Almost Complete

Images show the facility construction near completion. The $22.5 million garage in Doral, FL, was to be completed in December, according to Ajax Building Corp.’s website. 

Ajax Building Corp. recently updated its website Oct. 1 regarding the state of work. The contractor said that textured painting and waterproofing work was progressing throughout areas of the structure.

The identity of the deceased worker was not released.


 

   

Tagged categories: Accidents; Bridge/parking deck waterproofing; Concrete; Health and safety; Waterproofing

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