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Source of high rise explosion still under investigation

According to the Florida Construction Defects Statute, a construction defect may arise from a number of sources and situations. The flaw might come from the way the project was supervised, built, altered or surveyed, to name a few. When one of these leads to a violation, there could be grounds for an injured person to make a claim against the responsible parties.

In Sunny Isles Beach, a construction company is investigating the cause of a recent high rise explosion. City building officials cited an improperly purged gas piping system as a contributing factor. While the information is sketchy, it appears that the problem led to the accumulation of gas in a boiler room, which then somehow ignited.

The explosion, which occurred on the top floor of the high rise, caused injury to six people, including two firefighters. The type and severity of these injuries is unknown, and while the cause of the blast is unidentified, it is not known whether the victims are intending to pursue construction litigation. The construction company has issued a statement saying that they believe the occupancy certificates, which had been revoked, will be reinstated once the defect has been discovered and remedied.

In a case like this, a construction defect could be caused by one or more people or entities. For example, responsibility for an accident could be due to a manufacturer’s defect, faulty equipment or negligence on the part of the person responsible for a task, or the situation could arise from a combination of factors. A person injured due to a construction defect may benefit from the advice of a construction litigation attorney in Florida.

Source: NBC Miami, “Citation Issued in Sunny Isles Beach Building Explosion,”Oct. 6, 2015

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