More than half of the households affected by the partial building collapse at 324 Main St. have received help from community organizations or plans for help are in place. Financial assistance comes from the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The fund was activated after the May 28 partial building collapse in downtown left many homeless and without any possessions.
The Quad-Cities started the summer with a tragic building collapse. It’s ending it with the first findings about why it fell. A full summer has now passed since the building collapse that killed three.
The three men killed after the May 28 structural collapse of their apartment building died from asphyxiation. Iowa Department of Health and Human Services records show that Brandon Colvin, Ryan Hitchcock and Daniel Prien died from lack of oxygen while in the rubble at 324 Main St. Davenport.
It’s been 61 days since the partial building collapse at 324 Main St. that killed three people and survivors are still asking: How did it fall? Structural engineer Allyn Kilsheimer is trying to find out. What has he learned so far?“ Nothing.”
The white house, local charities and the mayor of Miami-Dade County all reached out to Davenport Mayor Mike Matson in the days immediately after the building collapse to offer support.TV6 Investigates wanted to know more about what city officials were saying in the week after the building collapse.
The community came together to march from LeClaire Park to Davenport City Hall as part of a Quad Cities Movement March to raise awareness for those who lost their lives on May 28th at the building collapse at 324 Main Street.
The Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund provides support to nonprofit organizations meeting the needs of vulnerable people and communities in Scott and Rock Island Counties and ensures the area has the resources to address the community’s long-term recovery efforts after a disaster.
Employees in Davenport’s building department failed to protect citizens, ordered log books trashed and let inspectors’ license certifications lapse, according to a Davenport resident who has obtained an attorney. And that was long before the building collapsed last month at 324 Main St.TV6 Investigates has obtained videotaped depositions from 2020, where city employees were questioned under oath about issues within the department.
It’s been one month since the downtown Davenport building collapse. Lawsuits are mounting and investigations are just beginning. Years might remain before justice is found. So far, five civil cases have been filed by survivors naming the building owner and the city of Davenport, among others. Law experts said to expect more cases as survivors obtain attorneys.
Investigator in Surfside collapse to inspect The Davenport Allyn E. Kilsheimer, the investigator in the Surfside building collapse in Florida that killed dozens, will spend Monday and Tuesday examining the site of the downtown Davenport collapse that killed three.
A judge has issued an emergency order halting any remaining demolition of The Davenport on Friday afternoon. It’s a win for survivors who want experts to examine the site for any evidence of why it collapsed.
An official cause is yet to be determined for the collapse of the apartment building at 324 Main St., but building experts agree it might have something to do with a 14-inch gap between the building and its façade.