A fatal 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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