Man pulled from rubble of collapsed Florida garage

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Associated Press

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 11 at 12:02 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Officials in Miami say a construction worker pulled from the rubble of a parking garage collapse is in extremely critical condition.

He was pulled from under a huge slab of concrete about 13 hours after a parking garage under construction at Miami-Dade community college collapsed, killing two workers. One worker is still unaccounted for and rescuers say they expect to find another body in the rubble.

The worker who was freed was located by rescuers who heard his cries from amid the rubble not long after the roof of the five-story garage fell, creating a pancake-style collapse.

Eight workers were injured.

The campus was evacuated and closed for the rest of the week. Investigators planned to pick through the rubble to see what caused the garage to crumble.

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249-a-15-(Juan Mendieta (mehn-dee-AY'-tah), communications director, Miami-Dade College, in AP interview)-"for Miami-Dade College"-Miami-Dade College spokesman Juan Mendieta says they don't know what caused the parking garage to collapse. (10 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *249 (10/10/12)>> 00:15 "for Miami-Dade College"

247-a-14-(Juan Mendieta (mehn-dee-AY'-tah), communications director, Miami-Dade College, in AP interview)-"the ongoing construction"-Miami-Dade College spokesman Juan Mendieta says, despite multiple expansion projects, this is the first time the school has experienced a construction accident. (10 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *247 (10/10/12)>> 00:14 "the ongoing construction"

248-a-14-(Juan Mendieta (mehn-dee-AY'-tah), communications director, Miami-Dade College, in AP interview)-"the coming days"-Miami-Dade College spokesman Juan Mendieta says the campus was immediately evacuated, and will remain that way for a while. (10 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *248 (10/10/12)>> 00:14 "the coming days"

235-a-06-(Fire Rescue Captain Louie Fernandez, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, in interview)-"in Miami-Dade County"-Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Captain Louie Fernandez says hundreds of firefighters and other personnel responded to the call of the collapse. COURTESY WSVN TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) Updated: 10/11/2012-12:19:56 AM ET (10 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *235 (10/10/12)>> 00:06 "in Miami-Dade County"

234-a-02-(Azari Perez, construction worker at the site who witnessed collapse, in interview)-"for their safety"-Azari Perez, a construction who working outside the garage, says once the structure started to shake, other workers ran out from the garage. COURTESY: WSVN TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) ((note length of cut)) (10 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *234 (10/10/12)>> 00:02 "for their safety"

236-a-08-(Fire Rescue Captain Louie Fernandez, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, in news conference)-"and Rescue team"-Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Captain Louie Fernandez says dozens of area fire department units have responded to the collapse. COURTESY WSVN TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) ((watch for dating)) (10 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *236 (10/10/12)>> 00:08 "and Rescue team"

233-a-05-(Azari Perez, construction worker at the site who witnessed collapse, in interview)-"just started collapsing"-Azari Perez, a construction who working outside the garage, says everyone ran when the structure began to crumble. COURTESY: WSVN TV ((mandatory on-air credit)) (10 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *233 (10/10/12)>> 00:05 "just started collapsing"

208-c-15-(Curt Anderson, AP correspondent)-"onto the other"-AP correspondent Curt Anderson reports people in the area described the collapse. (10 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *208 (10/10/12)>> 00:15 "onto the other"

207-c-11-(Curt Anderson, AP correspondent)-"in the rubble"-AP correspondent Curt Anderson reports a garage under construction has collapsed in Miami. ((watch for dating; refers to one worker killed and two others trapped)) (10 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *207 (10/10/12)>> 00:11 "in the rubble"

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