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US Beloved grandfather's body pulled from collapsed Hard Rock hotel

20:25  14 october  2019
20:25  14 october  2019 Source:   wwltv.com

Damaged cranes hampering rescue efforts in partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock hotel

  Damaged cranes hampering rescue efforts in partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock hotel Rescue crews in New Orleans were still searching for a missing worker in the area where a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino building under construction partially collapsed and expressed concerns about two heavily damaged cranes that were in danger of falling down, officials said Monday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "We're still in rescue mode," said New Orleans Fire Chief Timothy McConnell during a news conference. "Our teams are once again, they're back in the building for the fifth time today.

NEW ORLEANS — Even though the search has been suspended, Anthony Magrette’ s family and friends are still waiting outside the rubble of the Hard Rock Hotel , praying for his safe return. Magrette is one of the two workers still missing after the construction site collapsed early Saturday morning.

A rescue crew pulled one dead person Sunday from the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel under construction in downtown New Orleans, while another body remained inside and a third person was still missing, officials said.

A family holding vigil outside the site of the Hard Rock hotel construction collapse received the news they hoped they’d never hear.

Anthony Magrette’s body was pulled from the rubble, according to his wife, Nova Magrette. She tells WWL-TV that she identified his body at the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office on Sunday night.

“He’s not even supposed to be here today,” Magrette’s sister told Eyewitness News the night of the collapse. “My brother is the kind of person that would make sure everybody got out before him … He’s the glue that holds (this family) together.”

Contractor claims video shows structural flaws prior to Hard Rock Hotel collapse

  Contractor claims video shows structural flaws prior to Hard Rock Hotel collapse A contractor posted a video arguing it showed structural problems inside the Hard Rock Hotel construction site two days before its deadly collapse.The video, posted Tuesday by a contractor, caught the attention of investigators looking into the collapse that authorities say killed three people, including one person unaccounted for who is now believed to be dead.

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The Hard Rock Hotel was planned as an 18-story building with 350 rooms for the guests and a large swimming pool. The project has been dragging on for a whole decade as it was marred by controversies over its heights being above the limits and the imprisonment of the construction company’ s boss on

Magrette’s family waited outside the site of the collapse from the moment they found out about the tragedy until they found their loved one.

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Several floors of the hotel toppled down Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris. A WWL-TV viewer captured dramatic video of upper floors collapsing Saturday before one side of the building crashed to the street.

One person is still missing, believed to be trapped inside the Hard Rock Hotel after the building partially collapsed without warning Saturday morning.

New crane positioned near unstable New Orleans collapse site

  New crane positioned near unstable New Orleans collapse site A new construction crane has been moved to the New Orleans site where a partially collapsed building and two giant cranes are in danger of toppling after a weekend disaster that killed three workers. It was not immediately clear how it might be used in efforts to stabilize the site. It was not immediately clear how it might be used in efforts to stabilize the site. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was to meet with officials there Thursday and hold an afternoon news conference.

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Rescue efforts are still the focus. Engineers are evaluating the building and crews are assembling a 220,000-pound crane to try to stabilize the building, but rescue teams are unable to get to some areas due to fears of another collapse.

"We have someone we have not located and can't get to where we think they might be," New Orleans Fire Department Chief Tim McConnell said. "Our goal here is to continue making the scene safe so we can continue getting into this building deeper and deeper for rescue purposes."

Two people were killed in the collapse. Thirty people were injured. Only one remains in the hospital.

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Family of man killed in Hard Rock collapse file wrongful death lawsuit .
The family of one of the men killed in the Hard Rock collapse has sued.The hotel was under construction on Oct. 12, when the top floors came tumbling down, killing three construction workers and injuring dozens of others. The cause of the collapse is currently under investigation.

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