October 10th, 2012
01:40 PM ET

Three dead in Miami parking garage collapse

[Updated 3:10 a.m. ET] Another construction worker was rescued from the rubble early Thursday morning, Miami fire officials said. But in order to get the man out of the collapsed garage, medics had to perform a double amputation. Authorities believe there is one more victim trapped in the massive debris.

[Updated at 9:22 p.m. ET] Three workers have died and one remains trapped in rubble after a parking garage under construction collapsed in Doral, Florida, according to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.

Eight people are hospitalized in Miami-area hospitals, according to a statement from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. It did not identify them or give their conditions.

[Updated at 4:08 p.m. ET] One person died and at least two other people were trapped when a parking garage that was under construction collapsed in Doral, Florida, Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue told CNN.

One of the trapped survivors was freed. He was critically injured, Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Griselle Marino said.

"We have our surgeon working on [him] right now,"  Marino said.

Marino said dogs are looking for one or two more people who could be trapped.

Eight people have so far been transported to a hospital, she said.

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  1. Kenney

    I CAN SAFELY SAY THAT 90% of union workers are on drugsand if anyone denies this then they themselves are in HUGE denial the drugs put the union workers in the cutting edge and over the non drug union workers HOW NICE YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

    October 11, 2012 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Hide Behind

    A roof falls in Florida,people die. A roof in Pakistan gets blown away, people die
    Only the deaths in Florida count as deaths. those in Pakistan are just collateral damage.
    Profesdional mourners wear sack cloth and spread ashes and dust about and then go on to the next ceremony.
    Insensitive they say unless you mourn. to he...... with them I say, today I am alive and I hope tomorrow will find me in the same way.

    October 11, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. sowut

    i guess all those that weren't in favor of this structure going up in the first place are pretty happy now. will probably become a nice little park now with a plaque and everything.

    October 11, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Joe Duel

    I worked in enginering at a prestress plant that built multiple projects such as the garage that collapsed. They will find the cause in a very short time. We had accidents such as this when erecting siites but they got very little play in the press because no one was hurt. The blame could come down to the crane operator. The concrete comes up to full strength in 28 days an 60 to 80 in 7 days. II didnt see any structural forms in the pictures but I did see plenty of Double Tees. At first glance I would say it was a erection errors unless they were pouring caps without proper support but that would come under erection mismanagement.

    October 11, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. saywhat

    Tragic.I was hoping that those trapped would be rescued. My deepest condolences to the families. Those associated with the project should get the facts established leading to this tragedy to prevent the same happening elsewhere.

    October 11, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. BadDog

    God Bless First Responders!

    October 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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