Updated: 12/10/12 : 06:46:35Printable Version
Three workers were killed after a five-storey garage being built in Miami collapsed, fire officials said.
One of the men died from his injuries after being pulled alive from the rubble early Thursday morning, some 13 hours after the building on the Miami-Dade College campus fell.
Police spokesman Javier Baez said the man died in hospital.
He added that the mission had turned to a recovery effort and they were expecting to find another body in the rubble.
Authorities said no students were in the area at the time of the collapse.
Victoria Buczynski, who works across the street, said the garage "fell to the ground like a house of cards".
She added: "The construction workers started running out, screaming. It was loud. Our entire building shook."
TV footage showed a section of the concrete structure in ruins.
William P. Byrne, president and chief executive of the garage contractor Ajax Building Corp, said an internal review was being launched.
Construction on the 1,855-space garage began in February, and was due to be finished in December.