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ARTICLE ID 195737

$________ – Construction site negligence – College sues construction company building a parking garage after garage collapses during construction – Four crew members killed.

11th Judicial Circuit Court

In this construction site negligence action, a college sued the contractors and subcontractors involved in building a parking garage after that garage collapsed during construction. The suit was resolved via settlement.

On October 10, ________, a portion of the parking garage construction project underway at Miami Dade College collapsed during construction. Four men were killed in the collapse: Robert B., Jose C., Samuel P. and Carlos M. Robert B., Jose C. and Carlos M. were crushed in the collapse. Samuel P. was pulled from the rubble after being trapped for 17 hours, and perished at the hospital.

The District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College filed suit in the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for Miami-Dade County. The defendants, Ajax Building Corp., and its subcontractors, were accused on numerous accounts, including negligence and breach of contract, for both the improper building practices and the later abandonment of the partially completed – and partly collapsed – structure.The matter was resolved with a settlement for $________, including $________ in damages. The $________ owed to the contractors for the garage was also waived.

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