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A second construction accident in about a week at Fontainebleau, though this time no one was killed, unlike last week. It appears a major collapse in the parking garage area that is under construction has taken place.

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August 6, 2007 6:10 PM Posted by Brian Fey

Yeah, I saw the video, this is crazy. They got reallly lucky today. Is this a sign? I don't have a good feeling about this property already.

August 6, 2007 6:44 PM Posted by detroit1051

Who's Fontainebleau's General Contractor?

August 6, 2007 6:54 PM Posted by Mark D

I think Turnberry, one of the developers, is also the general contractor. In 2005 a floor collapsed at Turnberry Towers where they were also the contractor.
Don't recall any other floor collapses in town with any other contractors, but a ramp collapsed once in a parking garage at Sam's Town.

August 6, 2007 6:56 PM Posted by hail2skins

But Brian, isn't this similar to what happened at the Atlantic City Tropicana several years ago? Sure, it delayed the opening of the hotel and shopping expansion there, but I bet many people don't even remember it happened.....I don't think this necessarily bodes ill for the property.

August 7, 2007 5:13 AM Posted by detroit1051

Hi Hail2skins, Yes, the first thing that came to mind was the collapse at the AC Trop garage. I was interested in the link Mark D provided to the 2005 LV Sun about a previous Turnberry accident. I hope there aren't systemic problems with Turnberry. I'm enthused about Fontainebleau as well as the original in Miami Beach which is undergoing a major expansion and renovation. I also want to see what Glen Schaeffer can do to make Fontainebleau a real star on the Strip.
The RJ lists Turnberry West Construction as the contractor:

August 9, 2007 1:38 PM Posted by motoman

Someone mentioned here that condo projects will complicate future resort development on the Strip. Here's the first example, with Turnberry Place residents taking action against Turnberry developer Jeffrey Soffer, who is now building a large parking and convention structure for Fontainebleau directly across from their windows. Issues: lack of disclosure to Turnberry condo buyers, zoning (residential vs. resort), and in typical developer fashion, an ex post facto application to increase the parking/convention structure's height.

August 9, 2007 8:58 PM Posted by detroit1051

Another construction accident, this one at CityCenter:

Deadly Construction Accident at Project CityCenter
Aug 9, 2007 11:14 PM EDT
A construction worker was killed around 6:30 Thursday night when he fell down what's called a "man lift" at the MGM-Mirage mega-resort going up next to Bellagio.
It's unknown if the worker was wearing any kind of safety harness at the time.
This accident is the second deadly accident at Project CityCenter this year.
In February, two men were killed and two more were injured when a pair of walls collapsed.

August 9, 2007 10:05 PM Posted by mike_ch

Much more gruesome accident than that, I'm afraid. The counter-weight to an elevator fell when he was actually leaning over in it's pathway. The worker was split in half by the impact.