Chaos breaks out after a massive crane collapses at the Hard Rock Hotel construction site. This crane collapsed in Downtown New Orleans near the French Quarter and Theater District early Saturday morning at 9:12 AM local time leaving 2 workers dead, 30 people injured, and one person still missing amidst the rubble.
Citadel Builders, based in Metairie, Louisiana has since been identified as the general contractor on the Hard Rock Hotel construction project. This 18 story and 350 room hotel project resulted in dangerous discord after a colossal crane collapsed, initially affecting the 6th and 8th floors, but ultimately causing large portions of the building to collapse.
Brian Trascher, a spokesman for Citadel Builders, said that their team was “working closely with the city to stabilize the building”. In these efforts, Citadel Builders called on the crane’s owner and head engineer of the manufacturer from Munich, Germany, to fly to New Orleans and assist in the recovery effort.
Furthermore, when asked about the cause of the crane collapse, Brian Trascher only mentioned that the cause of the collapse “remains under investigation”. Unfortunately, neither the Citadel Builders nor any Emergency Officials have been able to inform the public on the cause of the crane’s collapse.
Our prayers to go out to the families that have been impacted by the devastation of the crane’s collapse.
Why survivors and victims’ families should conduct an independent investigation into the Hard Rock Hotel Collapse
It’s clear that working construction is no walk in the park. There are many layers of safety rules and regulations that are put in place to make safety a priority. Nevertheless, sometimes, companies and employees choose to prioritize profits over safety and that leads to accidents. When accidents like these happen, accidents that put people in harm’s way, the law refers to it as Negligence. You have to protect your legal rights by hiring the right attorney to combat corporate negligence on your behalf. At VB Attorneys, it is our mission to hold companies accountable for their negligence.
What to do if you or someone you know has been harmed in the Hard Rock Hotel Collapse
Our office is monitoring the situation closely as we do with all crane related accidents. If you or someone you know has been hurt as a result of the Hard Rock Hotel Collapse contact our office at 888-430-0906 or click here to fill out a contact form.