Salvation Army Employee Trapped Under Rubble Files First Building Collapse Lawsuit
That was quick. Nadine White, a 54-year-old mother of three who was working at the Salvation Army is suing the owner and the demolition crew he contracted.
Mongeluzzi claims the contractor did not adhere to government requirements that call for an engineering site survey to be conducted before demolition starts. The Occupation Safety and Health Administration also requires that any wall higher than one story be laterally braced during demolition. Mongeluzzi said one of the reasons they need to do their own site survey is because as far as he can tell, the wall that collapsed was either never braced or not properly braced.
White was one of the 14 survivors pulled from the rubble Wednesday. Two of her co-workers died in the collapse. [NBC 10]