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. ertw

    I dout it very much that your father was is the one dead, you didnt really need to lie to tell these people that they are jerks. But in the off chance this really did happen to your father do yourself a favor and stay away from stories like these where people can comment it wont do anything to you but make you want to rip your hair out. There cowards hiding behind a screen, welcome to the internet.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Emma

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

    I sure hope they will be ok and the dogs will be careful. They are brave and loyal friends. Service dogs are heros.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. octavio

    I live right next to the campus were the parking was being build....it was 2 month away from being completed and yah it collapsed. Classes are cancelled and its been about 6 hours and emergency units are still working there. No school on friday for me....o well!

    October 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • retphxfire

      Tell us that the cancelled classes aren't the only thing you're thinking of and that is a reason to celebrate?

      October 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniela

      Well cheers to you too! Don't look for any empathy from me if anything bad should happen in your life. Can you even for a second imagine how awful this was for the person who died and their family? Just for one second? If not, please admit yourself to the nearest ER.

      October 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      "No school on friday for me....o well!"?
      I don't think a 'time-out' would suffice for your *lack* of compassion.

      October 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      While your classes are cancelled, you may wish to use your free time studying what the word 'empathy' means and see if you posess any.

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

    You must be my cousin, because it was my uncle who got squished. He was a nice guy too. They said it squished him good though. Flatter than a piece of paper.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve mass

      you must live in a trailer park because the man lived in a trailer park with 13 of his relatives.

      October 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tanthonys

    I think you're lying.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. octavio

    take it easy

    October 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. octavio

    Knowing miami dade i bet there was some fraud or delinquency involved.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Talon

      Goren this you?

      October 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • octavio


      October 11, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. Really?

    Insensative = insensitive? If you feel the need to be critical of others, please get your own comment right.

    October 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. zee

    OMG this is what happens when people under the influence of drugs are working in constructions and are on drugs during the design process and the inspection process.

    October 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • SJS

      Somebody's been watching too much House...

      October 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • zeke

      The Tool of the Day speaks.

      October 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bills Cat

      Zee, and how would you know anybody there 'was on drugs?" Just some OMG you had to blurt out or what?

      October 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sparky

    ya gotta love those "right to work" states!

    October 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seriously Seriously???

      This would never happen in a union state. I mean NYC safety record is bar-none. ahem.

      October 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Seriously Seriously???

    All the floors pancaked to the ground. I mean quesadilla'd.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniela

      Please report this comment...how horrible...a tragedy has happened and this is the comment we have to endure?

      October 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Roberto

    Miami Dade Fire Rescue has a surgeon on staff? ("We have our surgeon working on him right now.")

    October 10, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nelson

      Yes they do.For what i know they have trauma surgeons and orthopedic surgeons on call, for this type of incident where they may need to do amputations on scene.

      October 11, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  13. Julie

    As a nurse I would like to say that is the worst rescue I've ever seen! I'm stunned! There is protocol to follow. Where is the neck brace at the very least! Or even some oxygen.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • BadDog

      Uuuuum! Maybe we want to get the person out of harms way before something else happens>? Bleeding to death might over ride the neck brace thing>? Ummm! IDK!

      October 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    This is awful...
    My condolences to the family and friends of the poor soul who passed.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    This is a terrible thing to happen.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
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