Three Victims in Miami-Dade College Garage Collapse Confirmed Dead
Authorities have just confirmed that a third victim has died in yesterday's garage collapse at Miami-Dade College's West Campus in Doral.
Samuel Perez, a 52-year-old construction worker, was trapped below his knees. Rescue workers had to amputate both of his legs in order to free him around 1 a.m. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital but died around 4 a.m.
Forty-eight-year-old Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza and 60-year-old Jose Calderon also died in the collapse.
Nine other workers were transported to the hospital for treatment yesterday, and two were treated on the site.
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One worker is still unaccounted for and feared dead. Rescue workers have not been able to find his body, but rescue dogs have alerted them to a place where his body might be trapped. Blood was found near the area.
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