The Collapse of the Champlain Towers South Was Preventable

When something bad happens, we tend to say “if only…” or “had I known…”. While not everything in life is preventable, that does not mean that we are absolved of taking preventable actions when we are able to do so.

Nearly two weeks ago, the Champlain Towers South partially collapsed. 24 people are dead and 121 have not be found. According to building residents, there were signs of structural damage. But instead of doing what they needed to do to fix the problems, the condo board ignored them. Which, as we all know now, led to the building’s current state.

What makes me angry is that this tragedy was preventable. Those who died and/or are still missing might still be alive today, celebrating the 4th of July. But they are not. I hope those who are responsible for this get what is coming to them.

May the memories of those killed be a blessing. Z”l.

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