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Three Dead in Collapsed Garage at Miami Dade College

Last Updated: 12 October, 2012

A garage structure that collapsed at the Miami Dade College on Wednesday has taken the lives of three workers and left another one missing.

The five-story structure in Doral, Florida was under construction and due to open later in the fall. However, around 11:40 a.m. the top portion of the garage fell, creating damage as the rest of the structure fell in what is called a “Pancake Collapse.”

More than 100 rescuers came to the scene with ambulances and search dogs. They toiled to save four workers who were trapped inside the rubble. A total of 11 workers were treated either at the site of the collapsed garage or a local hospital. The bodies of two men who were pulled from the wreckage. A third man was still alive when rescuers took him out but he later died at a Miami hospital from his injuries. The fourth worker has not been found at this time.

The Ajax Building Corp. has promised a full internal investigation and cooperation with state and federal officials.

An accident at work can change the make-up of a family. If you or a loved one knows someone who has been injured in a workplace accident, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to discuss your rights under Workman’s Compensation.