911 Dispatch Shows Confusion, Delay in Response to Apartment Collapse

No one called 911 after a concrete slab collapsed from a patio into the garage of the 22-story apartment building Allure in Stamford.


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STAMFORD – When a 15-by-20-foot slab of concrete collapsed into the parking garage of an apartment high-rise in Harbor Point, nobody called 911. So no firefighters responded, as they normally would. And a building official did not immediately inspect the structure to ensure it was safe for the people living in 435 units at Allure.  […]
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Angela Carella

For 36 years prior to joining the Connecticut Examiner, Angela Carella was a beat reporter, investigative reporter, editor and columnist for the Stamford Advocate. Carella reports on Stamford and Fairfield County. T: 203 722 6811.