Feds Announce Team Investigating Surfside Collapse — But Don't Divulge Early Findings
A Cuban-born engineer who grew up in Miami will lead the federal team tasked with determining why Champlain Towers South partially collapsed on June 24, killing 98 people.
Judith Mitrani-Reiser, who works for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, announced the members of the team Wednesday — and said the mission feels personal. Her parents fled Cuba with her and her sister and arrived in Miami in 1980, when Mitrani-Reiser was 2 years old.
“I grew up in Miami and the Champlain Towers South collapse site is a short walk from my late grandmother’s apartment in Biscayne Point,” she said at a virtual press conference Wednesday. “Please know I am deeply committed to finding out why this building collapsed.”
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