Category Archives: Defective Construction

Defective construction attorneys representing those injured or killed because of unsafe structures, building designs and foundations.

Was Your Home Built with Defective Stucco?

When defective Chinese drywall was ruining homes and people’s lives, the product liability attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson were there to help the victims. We helped recover damages for multiple families, and since then we’ve kept an eye on house construction defects so you can be informed. Now, a new defect is starting to emerge, and South Florida needs to be alerted. Was Your Home Built with Defective Stucco? Residents in a South Florida community are just starting to learn that their homes may be defective. As it turns out, a type of stucco used by the home builder, Beazer Homes, doesn’t stand the test of time. This stucco allows water to gather underneath windows and walls. This water can seep into and rot away wooden house framing and cause serious damage. The defect was discovered many years ago by Beazer. According to NBC 2 out of Fort Myers, the…
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Rescue Canines Trained For Building Collapses

Buildings collapse for many reasons: earthquakes, severe storms, construction accidents. However, the members of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department’s Florida Task Force One are constantly vigilant. Their job is to increase the chances of survival for victims of structural collapses by finding those victims as quickly as possible. To fulfill this duty, the taskforce has many tools, like the ultra-sensitive Delsar listening devices and specialized SearchCam equipment, but one of their greatest tools has to be their rescue canine companions. The taskforce recently set up a training demonstration where they got to practice their skills and the skills of their furry friends. The pooches went around sniffing for signs of life, and once found, the dogs signaled their handlers who immediately went to work setting up their equipment. Task Force One has seen action from a college parking garage collapse to an earthquake ravaged Haiti in 2010. They have 200 team…
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Fatal Construction Site Accident in Hallandale Beach

Police are investigating a construction accident at a private home last month that killed one worker, a 27-year-old man who was working on the foundation of the home. The crew was moving a crane from one side of the construction site to the other. As the crane was moved, it started to wobble. As the crane began to topple over, the construction workers scattered. The unfortunate construction worker was working on a sea wall when the crane fell, killing him instantly, though he tried to scramble out from under the falling machinery. The crane also struck the roof of the home of a retired doctor next door as it fell. Luckily, no one was injured inside. Neither the crane’s driver nor the boom operator were injured. The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration is investigating; both the crane operator and the boom operator, whose names have not been released, consented to a…
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