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. Sinfully Yours

    When you don't feed the parking meter, the parking garage strikes back!

    October 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Emma

    We're there too many cars parked on it or large trucks? I haven't heard of a reported earthquake. Even with poor workmanship it shouldn't just collapse on its own, especially considering the rebar.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emma

      we're = were. Autocorrect stinks. Sorry.

      October 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • stwebb

      Still didn't get to read the two sentences huh...

      Probably not many cars at all on a garage UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!

      October 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      One missed support, in my case the support was removed by mistake, been there, scary to see everything crashing to the ground. Most likely human error!

      October 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve mass

      @ ST Webb... your not a very bright feller are you. Under construction or not.. there was some cars, so how do you know there was not alot? If they were letting cars in while under construction clearly they could have still filled it to capacity in the area's that were not being renovated. silly little girl

      October 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. stwebb

    Read the story...

    It was under construction!!!

    October 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emma

      Was anyone injured? I sure hope everyone will be ok. Poor folks. Construction can be dangerous.

      October 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HELP

    Scary.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seriously Seriously???

      Thanks for your insightful waste of comment space.

      October 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Terrible. I feel sad for the family of the worker who died. Hope and pray that those trapped are rescued.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. snowdogg

    Hope they get to the trapped persons soon!

    October 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Josh

    Its a pretty major collapse. It appears that about a 25% portion of the garage "pan caked" all the way down to the ground.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emma

      ouch

      October 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • OldSchool

      Buildings don't do that, ask the 9-11 troofer "engineers"...

      October 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Maxy

    where , what building address area something, I have family there, more info please

    October 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • glades2

      Maxy,

      This happened at the Miami-Dade College Doral Campus (NW 41 Street and Florida Turnpike)...

      October 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jane

    I always think I'm paranoid when entering such parking places. Will avoid them in the future. Hope this is not caused by shady contractors. Prayers for us all as we live in a time when most things made from concrete age and fall apart. Lava can be harvested and poured into molds to make firmer and longer lasting forms. Kiln bricks would not melt in the heat of lava. Why do we not look into replacing concrete molded items with lava molded ones? Help us please some "mad scientist".PLEASE

    October 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stealthy Pancakes

      This happened during construction – not while people were parking!!! Good god, please read the article.

      October 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Karen

    @emma you really shoudl read an article before commenting. Construction is the most dangerous industry worldwide!

    October 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. glades2

    We've had over 7 feet (feet) of rain this year and no doubt they will investigate the water/cement ratio to determine if rainfall while pouring affected it's strength – Miami has tropical downpours (4 inches an hour is common when that happens) and that could have made a difference – if they were pouring when it was pouring rain...

    October 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stealty Pancakes

      I'm sure they were probably pouring when it collapsed and had nothing to do with the water-cement ratio. These collapses are usually caused from faulty shoring and re-shoring.

      October 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ernest helms

    What a sick person you are. I guess you are pretty disgusted living in America where people are free to believe what they believe. Sounds like your mentality and personality would be better suited for life in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, North Korea...or anywhere else people are killed on a daily basis for their political beliefs...

    October 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bob Migliaccio

    From the pictures I've seen so far, it appears to be precast, poured in a yard and set on site. Precast can be very safe, providing each step is done properly, and you don't try to go too fast. Precast is used because it is cheaper and faster than cast in place concrete, but is definitely more dangerous.

    October 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Juan Carlos Queipo

    What a coincidence, I was wishing was YOU !!!!!!!

    October 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dave

    Hope as many people were saved as possible.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
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