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Construction Accident at Parking Garage at Miami Dade College in Doral

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    Construction Accident at Parking Garage at Miami Dade College in Doral

    Crews responded to a construction accident at a parking garage on the Miami Dade College Campus Friday. NBC 6's Willard Shepard reports. (Published Friday, April 15, 2016)

    Crews responded to a construction accident at a parking garage on the Miami Dade College Campus Friday.

    It happened around 2:30 p.m. at the West Campus at 3800 Northwest 115th Avenue in Doral.

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said two injured construction workers were being treated on the third floor for their injuries. They had to hoist them down to the ground before transporting them to the hospital. One suffered a leg injury.

    "Currently, the cause of this is under investigation and that's where we're at right now," said Division Chief Jeff Strickland with MDFR.

    Construction Accident on Miami Dade College Campus

    [MI] Construction Accident on Miami Dade College Campus
    Crews responded to a construction accident at a parking garage on the Miami Dade College Campus Friday. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola and Willard Shepard have team coverage on the incident.
    (Published Friday, April 15, 2016)

    Sources told NBC 6 one of the concrete plates that interconnect to make up the structure, came crashing down on the third floor. Crews are not calling the accident a collapse at this time.

    MDC released the following statement after the accident: "There was a construction incident at MDC's West Campus garage that is currently under construction. There are some minor injuries reported. Because it is Friday, there are not many classes taking place or many people around. Classes and operations have not been impacted. The Campus is open."

    In January 2012, crews began construction on the $22.5 million, five-story garage to accommodate the increasing number of students at the campus. That October, part of the nearly completed garage collapsed, killing four workers.

    Miami Dade College reached a $33.5 million settlement with the contractor and subcontractors hired to build the garage after the collapse occurred.

    Stay with NBC 6 for updates on this developing story.

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