Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

Number 28565
Subject Construction
Source The Advocate (Louisiana)
State
Year 2019
Publication Date Oct. 13, 2019
Summary When an 18-story hotel under construction collapsed catastrophically on a Saturday morning in October, we immediately began trying to understand what went wrong. Initially, this involved sharing video of the collapse with experts to seek opinions about possible causes. In the days and weeks that followed, we spoke with workers who were on the job and reviewed building plans and inspection reports to determine where missteps were made. We also uncovered a video, narrated in Spanish by a worker on the site, that was posted several days before the collapse, in which the worker spotlights a number of alarming flaws in the building.
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Keywords construction, building, collapse, building inspections, breaking news, New Orleans, Hard Rock Hotel, OSHA, property records
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