BREAKING: Beam collapses at Miami Dade College construction site in Doral

Accident occurred at same site where 2012 collapse killed four people

TRD MIAMI /
Apr.April 15, 2016 04:27 PM

A piece of an under-construction parking garage reportedly collapsed at Miami Dade College’s West campus in Doral, injuring two construction workers.

Authorities are investigating the incident. According to a report from WSVN 7 News, this is what is known so far: construction workers were installing a concrete beam when it collapsed at about 2:30 p.m.

At least two workers were injured, including one whose leg was hurt.

Just four years ago, a five-story parking garage at the same college campus collapsed, killing four people. Miami Dade College won a $33.5 million lawsuit it filed against general contractor Ajax Building Corp. in May 2015, according to a Miami Herald report.

Following the settlement, Miami Dade College began dismantling the old garage to build a new one with 1,500 spaces.

Miami Dade College released this statement about the Friday incident: “Earlier today, there was a construction incident at MDC’s West Campus garage that is currently under construction. There are some minor injuries reported. Because it is Friday, there are not many classes taking place or many people around.  Classes and operations have not been impacted. The campus is open.” [WSVN 7 News] — Sean Stewart-Muniz


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