By Lidia Dinkova, Daily Business Review — July 24, 2018
The building collapse injured a 42-year-old project manager with a demolition company.
A building collapse in Miami Beach that left one victim in critical condition could give rise to lawsuits against the general contractor, subcontractor and possibly the developer, attorneys said.
The vacant Marlborough House at 5775 Collins Ave. was built in the early 1960s and was being demolished to make way for a high-end, Arquitectonica-designed condominium. When the 13-story building collapsed just after 10 a.m. Monday, chunks of concrete scattered halfway across the street, and amateur video showed paramedics trying to resuscitate someone in the median.
“Ultimately in these types of cases liability falls to general contractors. That is general contractors have a responsibility to oversee the methods that subcontractors are using in connection with the renovation, or in this case demolition,” Etan Mark said. “If there was negligence by the subcontractor, and we don’t know that yet, then certainly the general contractor has some potential exposure.”
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