Florida International University News

OSHA Fines Contractors $86K Over Miami Bridge Collapse

Contractors that worked on the bridge near a Florida university that collapsed, killing six people, have been fined more than $86,000 for workplace violations. The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the fines for …

Report: Cracks Found on Florida Bridge Weeks Before Deadly Collapse

Crews found cracks in a key part of a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Florida earlier than previously acknowledged, but it remains unclear whether the fissures caused the structure’s failure. The Miami Herald reports that documents from Florida International University …

New Lawsuit Filed Over Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

Another lawsuit has been filed in the aftermath of a pedestrian bridge collapse near a Florida university campus. The Miami Herald reports that a 19-year-old who was a passenger in an SUV crushed by a slab of concrete filed a …

Florida DOT Missed Voicemail About Miami Bridge Crack Before Collapse

An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn’t picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department …

Rescue Efforts Continue After Florida University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

A new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at a Miami-area college Thursday, crushing at least five vehicles under massive slabs. Several people were seen being loaded into ambulances and authorities launched search and rescue missions. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tweeted …

National Hurricane Center, Florida University to Launch Hurricane Site in Spanish

The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation. The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season …

Museum in D.C. Features Florida University’s Hurricane Simulator

Florida International University’s 12-fan “Wall of Wind” hurricane simulator is on display at the National Building Museum in Washington. The “Designing for Disasters” exhibit explores new solutions and historical responses to natural hazards including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, storm surge, flooding, …