Source: Aspen Daily News —
With the recent news that the final missing victim in the Surfside condo collapse has been identified, it still seems as though there are more questions than answers. For four weeks following the June 24 collapse, firefighters and rescue workers methodically dug through the rubble looking for survivors. When the search officially ended, 98 people had been confirmed dead, with countless others injured.
With at least 22 million pounds of concrete and debris having been removed from the site, there are still questions regarding how the building collapsed and what, if anything, could have been done to prevent it. Obviously, assigning blame will do nothing to bring back the lives lost or comfort the grieving loved ones left behind, but the Surfside condo collapse does point to the importance of due diligence for real estate buyers.