Tropicana Casino & Resort Parking Garage Collapse

RRJ was engaged by legal counsel representing the concrete subcontractor who was placing concrete on an upper floor of the new parking garage when the floor collapsed onto the lower floors, killing several workers and injuring many. The subcontractor was cited with several willful violations by OSHA. RRJ’s primary focus was to address the willful violations by investigating the causes of the collapse.  After a thorough examination and analysis, RRJ’s testimony to the OSHA Court in which the detailed description of the field-documented evidence correlated with the detailed computer analysis was found compelling and the court withdrew the willful citations.

Scope of Services

  • Investigate causes of collapse
  • Review subcontractors procedures, materials, forming design, and reinforcing work
  • Review original design
  • Review design of floor system by others
  • Examine debris and documentation of collapse
  • Perform non-linear analysis of structure

Project Details

Location Atlantic City, NJ
Client Pepper Hamilton, LLP
Team Otto "Chuck" Guedelhoefer, Cole Graveen, Brian Lammert
Market Parking
Services Concrete Evaluation, Litigation Consulting

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