Louisville Faces Audit After Deadly Building Collapse
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building collapse in Kentucky has a Louisville councilwoman requesting an internal audit.
On Thursday morning, the councilwoman announced she is requesting an internal
audit of the department's handling of code violations at the site
of a deadly building collapse in a Louisville neighborhood. The focus
of this week’s Metro Council Public Safety will be to determine
if the building inspection agency failed.
A 71-year-old man was killed when the building at 28th Street and Grand
Avenue collapsed on July 22 in the Parkland neighborhood. The owner had
hired the man to do some work in a vacant building when suddenly the front
of the brick building collapsed. The man was buried under debris. Emergency
responders tried to dig the man out, but it was too late. Authorities
say the man died at the scene.
The Metro Councilwoman has called for an internal audit of inspections
prior to the incident. The Councilwoman says that the man’s death
was preventable and believes negligence by the city may have been a contributing
factor in the accident.
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