Project manager dies from injuries in Miami Beach building collapse

Samuel Landis, a 46-year-old father and Lighthouse Point resident, had been in critical condition since the July 23 incident

Miami /
Aug.August 04, 2018 08:15 AM

Samuel Landis (Credit: Facebook | Miami Herald)

A project manager died Friday from his injuries in what appeared to be a flawed effort to demolish the old Marlborough House condominium in Miami Beach.

AlliedBean Demolition project manager Samuel Landis, a 46-year-old father and Lighthouse Point resident, had been in critical condition since July 23, when the Marlborough House collapsed after it was prepared for demolition.

Landis was hit by debris as pieces of the 13-story building at 5775 Collins Avenue crashed onto the street. He suffered a severed leg, according to a July 24 report on the incident by Miami Beach police.

A criminal investigation of the incident by Miami Beach police is under way. So is a workplace hazard investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Landis had been an owner or employee of construction and demolition companies in Illinois and Florida for nearly two decades. He was president of Omega Demolition from 2003 to 2013.

The Marlborough House property was set to be redeveloped as a 17-story, 89-residence luxury condominium, a project led by billionaire José Isaac Peres’ Multiplan Real Estate Asset Management.

“Multiplan Real Estate Asset Management is deeply saddened by news of the passing of Samuel Landis of Allied Bean Demolition,” Marcelo Kingston, manager of Miami Beach Associates, the owner of the building, said in a statement. “We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to his family, friends and co-workers. Wishing to respect the family’s privacy, we will not be making any further comments at this time.”

Winmar Construction awarded a subcontract to AlliedBean Demolition for the Marlborough House project.

“All of us at Winmar are deeply saddened by the loss of Samuel Landis,” Luis Leon, president of Winmar, said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Landis family and their loved ones during this unimaginably difficult and painful time as we continue to work through what happened during the demolition of the project.” [Miami Herald] – Mike Seemuth


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
 Adam Neumann (Getty, Bal Harbour Florida)
Ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann inks $44M deal for Bal Harbour properties
Ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann inks $44M deal for Bal Harbour properties
Alex Sapir and Giovanni Fasciano with Arte by Antonio Citterio in Surfside (Photos via Arte by Antonio Citterio/PR Newswire)
Miami penthouse sets cryptocurrency sale record: $22.5M
Miami penthouse sets cryptocurrency sale record: $22.5M
(iStock)
South Florida resi construction starts soar in March
South Florida resi construction starts soar in March
Eden Multifamily heads Jay Massirman and Jay Jacobson with Cypress Equity Investments CEO Michael Sorochinsky (rendering courtesy of MSA Architects)
Eden Multifamily, Cypress Equity score $24M construction loan for Tamarac apartments
Eden Multifamily, Cypress Equity score $24M construction loan for Tamarac apartments
(iStock)
Home prices across globe hit records, prompting worries of bubble
Home prices across globe hit records, prompting worries of bubble
Steven and Beth Millner with One Thousand Ocean (Patrick McMullan/Getty, Google Maps)
Private equity honcho pays $5M for Boca Raton condo
Private equity honcho pays $5M for Boca Raton condo
From left: Jim Cohen, Nancy Corey, Nathan Zeder, Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Phil Gutman and Mike Pappas (iStock)
South Florida’s pandemic-fueled residential market poised for bull run in 2021
South Florida’s pandemic-fueled residential market poised for bull run in 2021
Kathleen DuRoss Ford and 300 North Lake Way (Getty, Google Maps)
Kate Ford’s Palm Beach estate sells for $55M
Kate Ford’s Palm Beach estate sells for $55M
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...