Iowa Building Collapse Leads to Lawsuit and Governor Requests Federal Aid
The devastating collapse of an apartment building in Iowa on Wednesday has led to a lawsuit being filed and the governor requesting federal aid for emergency response efforts. The collapse resulted in the tragic death of two people and injuries to several others.
The flaws of the building were already well documented before the deadly incident occurred, according to reports. Despite this knowledge, the building continued to be occupied, and the collapse led to a woman being trapped under the debris for hours. She fought for her survival before rescuers were ultimately forced to amputate her leg in order to free her.
Survivors of the incident are now seeking legal action, filing a lawsuit against those responsible for the building’s maintenance and safety. The governor has also requested federal aid to assist with the emergency response efforts and support those affected by the tragedy.
The impact of the incident extends beyond just physical injuries and damages, as one couple who lived in the building described a 4-story drop that has completely changed their lives. Survivors have described hearing a “thunderous boom” as the building gave way.
In the wake of this tragedy, the focus is now on ensuring that all buildings are up to safety standards and that preventative measures are taken to avoid similar incidents in the future.