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Driver’s Death May Be Due to Construction Defect

August 16, 2012 — CDJ Staff

A man driving a rental truck collided with a parking ramp at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, leading to his death when the ramp broke and crushed the cab of the truck. One expert said that the ramp should have been built to withstand the impact. Tim Galarnyk told Fox News that the building feature didn’t’ even bear weight, describing it as “a cosmetic facial panel.” Nevertheless, in a contest with a truck he said the ramp portion should “peel it like a tin can before it takes the concrete element down.”

The Mall of American is not commenting on the accident.

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Driver’s Death May Be Due to Construction Defect