Rescue work continues in Surfside, Florida at the site of a horrific apartment building collapse.
4 people have died as a result of the Surfside Apartment Collapse. Reports are that 159 people remain unaccounted for. Rescuers are still working tirelessly to free potential victims from the rubble, but as time passes, concerns grow that the number of deceased will rise.
While investigation into this deadly collapse is still ongoing, there are theories into the cause. Research from 2020 was discovered that this particular building has been sinking into the ground at an alarming rate since the 1990s.
Sinking can greatly undermine a building’s structural integrity, making it prone to failure. Buildings that are sinking may show evidence of loss of structural integrity, long before catastrophic collapse. Time and investigations will reveal whether sinking was the cause of the collapse.
Trial attorneys from Saltz, Mongeluzzi, & Bendesky, P.C. (SMBB), global authorities on catastrophic building collapses, such as the fatal 12-story condominium tower partial collapse near Miami Beach, Florida, today are now available to discuss the incident with members of the media.