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OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

 


MIAMI (AP) — Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year, according to findings revealed by a federal workplace safety agency.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded in a report released Tuesday that the size of the cracks warranted the street be shut down immediately.

Investigators say the bridge cracked because of "deficient structural design," and blame independent inspectors for not instructing that Florida Internati...



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