Family members of a still-missing worker huddled near the site, a day after the collapse at Miami Dade College, waiting for a crane to remove large debris and potentially remove a body from an area search dogs had identified. Some still held out hope for a miracle.
Earlier Thursday, a third worker succumbed to injuries from the collapse. Samuel Perez, 53, had been pulled from the piles of wreckage just hours earlier, after being trapped for about 13 hours. He was found after rescue workers heard his cries. Mr. Perez and the two other confirmed fatalities — Jose Calderon and Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza — died at hospitals after being rescued. They had worked for subcontractors of the firm handling the construction of the five-story garage, Ajax Building Corp.
Drivers warned of zombie danger
PORTLAND — Drivers may have gotten a chuckle out of an electronic message board in Maine warning of zombies, but city officials were not amused.
The sign at a Portland road-construction site was changed by a hacker to read “Warning Zombies Ahead!” on Wednesday morning. It originally read “Night work 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Expect delays.”
City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg says the signs are a safety precaution and changing it could have led to driver distraction.
She told the Portland Press Herald tampering with a safety device is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports