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1 dead, two still trapped in parking garage collapse in Miami

October 10, 2012|By Michael Muskal

At least one person was killed when a garage collapsed at a Miami college campus and two workers remain trapped in the rubble, authorities in Florida said Wednesday.

More than 100 rescuers descended on the scene and were working feverishly to rescue the two workers trapped inside the garage being built on the campus of Miami-Dade College West, Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Griselle Marino said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times.

One worker found inside the fallen garage was pronounced dead at the scene, said Marino, the public affairs manager for the rescue unit.

Four injured construction workers were taken to hospitals, where one was listed in serious condition,  Marino said. Three other workers were treated at the scene, she said. None of the workers’ names have been released.

The collapse happened about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday when the top portion of the garage fell, apparently taking parts of the rest of the structure with it, officials said.

No students were in the area at the time.

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