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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 01:43 PM

After the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse, lawsuits mount

NEW ORLEANS - In the wake of the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel construction site on Oct 12, 11 lawsuits have been filed by site workers, nearby businesses, bystanders and the children of two of the men killed.

All but one of the lawsuits, filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, make unspecific allegations of negligence against the owners of the project, the general contractor Citadel Builders and numerous sub-contractors. Those suits read like placeholders for facts that will be established later as the litigation moves forward.

The under-construction, 18-story hotel on the edge of the French Quarter collapsed just after 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, sending debris spilling into the street below. Three workers were killed and dozens were injured.

One lawsuit, filed by attorney Rene Rocha of the law firm Morgan & Morgan, does make a number of specific allegations, including that structural supports were not strong enough to support the concrete in the upper floors, the use of unskilled labor, and not allowing time for concrete to cure fully.

Read more: https://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/2019/10/24/new-orleans-hard-rock-hotel-collapse-site-lawsuits-civil-court/4076455002/
(Alexandria Town Talk)

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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 02:27 PM

1. Well yah,

just another Redstate Accident that most likely could have been avoided if safety and Construction regs where followed.

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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 04:46 PM

2. they were def not letting concrete cure.

you could tell that from the pics. there should have still been forms on the floor below the top, and maybe one more down from that.
but there werent. and they didnt even have it shored up.

there is always time pressure to pull the forms for the next floor. for them to be getting pulled so quick tells me they were cheap, and just didnt want to spend the money on enough forms.

i am assuming a rate of speed from floor to floor that they might not have been achieving, but that would only make it more likely that there were more shortcuts, cuz that is how fast you have to go.

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