OSHA agents have concluded their on-site investigation into the Oct. 19th scaffolding collapse at the Echo Brickell luxury condo tower construction site and given an all-clear to continue construction.
OSHA’s investigation is still ongoing, but a new memo from the city of Miami clarifies the day’s events. Scaffolding platforms attached to the tower had given way while workers were unloading formation materials, causing metal to rain onto the street below. Five people were injured by the falling materials, and another died of a heart attack while running from the scene.
Attached to the memo was a letter from Ceco Concrete Construction, a subcontractor handling formwork for Echo Brickell, which stated that the nature of the accident made it clear that “the failure was a result of the hydraulic jacking of the platforms.”
General contractor John Moriarity & Associates reported that workers returned to the job site as early as Monday, and were performing light duties. The company does not expect construction to be delayed, and does not believe that Echo Brickell suffered any destabilization.