The demolition of a building in Brickell caused traffic uncertainty on one of the main thoroughfares in the financial center of Miami.
Shocking images shared through the social networks of Only in Dade and lifestyle_miami captured the moment when a failed demolition maneuver caused an uncontrolled fall of a large piece of concrete.
Heavy machinery with a long mechanical arm was trying to remove a concrete slab, when it fell outside the safety perimeter, breaking the fence and almost crushing vehicles traveling on Brickell Avenue.
It’s a miracle that no one was injured in the incident because cars and pedestrians were moving around in the area when the concrete fell from the sixth floor causing loud noise, destruction and leaving pieces of debris on the public road.
Miami-Dade firefighters did not receive any calls notifying them of the accident and arrived at the scene when the company in charge of the demolition, Alpha Wrecking, had already removed the remains, as explained by Telemundo 51 your spokesperson, Pete Sanchez.
While authorities investigate what happened, the project is on hold indefinitely and traffic remains closed around the 700 Block of Brickell Avenue.
A few days ago it became known that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School building in Parkland, where the shooting took place in 2018 that left 14 students and three teachers dead, will be demolished next summer.
The property, which has remained closed and isolated behind a fence since the day of the massacre, will be demolished when the current school year ends in 2023/2024. In the rest of the campus, classes continued to take place as usual.
In July 2018, during the demolition work of a building on the coast of Miami Beach, a collapse occurred that a worker was injured in the collapse.
More controlled and without incidents resulted in the demolition in April 2019 of the building that served as the South Shore hospital, in Miami Beach, after more than a decade of complete abandonment.
As reported Telemundo 51“Special teams used small explosives to demolish the structure, so Miami Beach city officials closed traffic near the site to avoid possible accidents.”