Securitas' Insurers to Pay $517 Million To Settle Surfside Tower Collapse

By IPVM Team, Published Jun 27, 2022, 10:23am EDT (Info+)

Industry giant Securitas has reached a settlement to pay $517 million for the alleged lack of training of its personnel at the collapsed Champlain Towers South, where nearly 100 people died last year.

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In this report, IPVM examines the events leading to the case, the lawsuit, and the settlement.

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** **** **, ****, *** ********* Towers *****, * **-***** *********** ** Surfside, *******, *********, ******* ** ******. Shamoka ******, * ********* *****, *** working ** *** ***** ** *** tower ** *** ****. ****** *** unaware ** ** "*** ****" ******** that ***** **** ******* ***** **** in *** ******** **** ********** ************.

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********* *** ********, *** ***** ******** a ****** ** ******** **** * single ***** ******. * ********** ** connection **** **** ***** ********* ******* **** *****, ***** **** require *********, ** *** $*** *******.

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$1 ******* ***** ****** ****

********* ** ***** *******,*** ********** ******* * ****** **** **** $* *******, ** anticipation ** ** ***** *** ***** members:

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*** ******** ******* **** *** ******* lack ** ******** ** *********' ******, including ******, *** *** **** **** 6 ****** ** *** ***. *** allegedly ******** ****** ********, **** ** which ********* ********** ****** *** ***** **** ******* guard *** ** ****.

********** ** * ****** ************* *** ***** ******** *** ******** on *** ***** *****, ***** ********* an "*** ****" ******** ****** **** could **** ********* ** ********** ***** to ***** **** ** *** ********.

*’* *****, *** * ****’* *******.

*** ******* ***** *************** **** *** ****** ********* ************:

Shamoka ****** *** ******* the overnight lobby shift at Champlain Towers South when she heard the boom, at 1:15 a.m. “I thought it was an elevator,” she would soon tell the police, “because no alarms went off.” A fire alarm ************, *** ****** ***** ** ******** hearing **, **** ******* * ***** on *** ***** *****. ** *:**, Furman ****** *** ** ****** ** “explosion,” **** ****** **** *** ****** at *:**, ********* ** *** ********* disaster ** “** **********.” *** ****’* just *** *****: *** ******** ***** frantically ****** *********’ ******* *** * list, *** ** * ****, *** several *******. “* ***’* ***** ** everybody’s *****,” *** ***** **** *** cops *******, “** ********* * *** calling: ‘*** ***, *** ***, *** out!’ *** **** *** ***** **** …”

* ********* ******* ******, ******* ** a ********** ******* ******* *** *** ***** *** personnel ** ******* *** ***** ******* *** ********, ******* ** **** the ********* ** *** ***********'* ********** association.

*********, ***** ****** *** **********,**** ** *** *** ******* ** maintain *** ********* ****** ***** ***** system. **** ***** *** **** *** reference ** *** *** ***** ****** installer *** ** **** **** **** included ** *** **********.

50%+ ** ********** **** *********

*********'* ******** *** ****** *** **** than ****** ********, *.*.,** ********* ** *** **** ****:

*** ******* *** **** ******* ***********, the *********** ******, **** *** $** million ** *** **********, ***** *** insurer *** *** ********’* ***** *********** will *** $** *******. *** *******’* general **********, **** ******** & ********** of *******, ******* *** $*** ******* through *** *******.

*** **** **** ************ **** ******** ********'* **** *******:

*** ************ **** **** *** ******** potential ***********, *** ** * ********** of *** ****** ** ********* ********, said *********** ** *** ********* *********** Institute.

*********’ ************ “** *** ******, ‘** are **** **** ** ******* ***********,” he ****. “**** ************ ** *************, has **** **** ******* *** ****’* who *** ********* ** *****. **** pockets ****** **** ****** ********* ********.”...

“********* ********* **** ***’* ********* ** pay $*** ******* *** *********. **** would ** *** ** ******** ** they ** ****,” *********** ****. “*** fact **** ** ** ** ************* organization, **** ***** ** **** *** $1 ******* **********.”

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*** ***** **** ** **** ** 24 ******** ********* ********* ***** ***** Securitas,*** *** ********** ******:

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Securitas *****

******, *** ******** *****, ******* *** collapse ******* * ******. *** ************* **** ****** ** **** *** has **** ******* ** ************ *********.

* ***** ** ******* *********** ***, the ***** ** ******** *****:

Potential ********* ******

*** ********* ********* ****** ** ********* is *******. *** ********** ** ***** paid ** ********, ***** ****** ******** any ********* ********* ****** *** ***, if ***, **** ******* *******'* ******** or ******* ** ********* ** ***** security ***** ********* ** *** ****** remains ** ** ****.

******'********** **** ****** *** ********* ~$*** ******* ***, * ******** of **** **********, ****** *** *******'* overall ****** ******* ** ~$** ******* USD **** **% ** ***** ****** from ***** *******.

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********* *** *** ******* ** ****'* request *** *******.

Comments (12)

* **** *** ******* ***** **** system ** ******* *****, *** *'* always ******* **** ** *** *** up ***** ******* ** * **** life *********, ******* *** **** * human ** ******** **. *** **** if *** ***** ** **** ******* and ********* *** *****, ** *** security ***** ******* ** (****** ***** calls ** *** *** **********? ******* at *** **** ***** *** ******** falls **** ****** *** *********? ******** get *** * ***** *** * pension!), ** ***** ** ********** ** all ** *** *****'* **** *** to *** ** **********, ** **** that *** ********** ******.

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******. ** * ***** ****** * think **** ** **** ** *** argument **** **** ********* **** ****** to **** ** *** ****. ** is **** *** ********* ** ** fully ******* *** ******** *** "**** in * ********" ********* **** ****, so *** *********/************ **** **** **** through **** ** ** ** * given ******** *** ** ********* **********. However *** **** ** * ****** condo ***** ****** **** * ****** in *****, *** **********, *** ****** low. ********** ** *** ****** ******* by *** ******* ****.

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**** ** *** ** *** ** this ******** *** ******* ******** ******* "limited *********", ****** ** *********, *** "3rd ***** ***************" *******..

******* * ***** ************* ** *** parties, ********* ******** ******, ********, *** HOA **** ********* ********* *** **** of **** ** ******** ** ***** responsibility.

******** ********* ***** ***** ******* ******** competitively, ** ******** ** ******* ********* against ****. **** ***** *** *********** to ****** ** ******* **** ******** on ***** *********.

** ** **** *** *****-******* ******** are **** **** ** ***** *** can ****** *** ****.

******** ******* ***** ****, ** ****** will ******** ********* ******** ** *********, properties, ** ********* ***** **** *** not ******* ** ***************. **** ** reward ***** ** *** **** ******** worth *** ********* ****** **** *** work.

************ ** **** ********* ****** ******** this * *******.

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***** **** *** *** ******* ** indemnification

**** ****** ** ** *********** ******** - **** *** *** ******** ******* for **** *** **** *********? *** you ***** ********* ******** ******* ****? Was **** **** * **** ********? We **** *** ***** *** ******* details *** *** ******* ** ****** finds ******** ***********.

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** ** **********, * *** **** you **'* ****** ********** ** ****** against **** ** **** *** *** reasons **** ***** ** ******* * system, ** **** **** ******* **** what * ******** **** ** *** system, *** **** **** (***'*) ******** it, ***. **** ********* ***'* **** to *** *** ********* ***********/***********, ****** many **** *** *** ******** *********** plans (***** ***** ******* ********* ** something ***'* ******* *** ****'** ******* to *** ** **** ** *****). I've *** ********* ***** **** ***** pull ******** ******* *** *** "******* with *** *****", ****** *** ********* of *******, ********** ***** ******* ** fall **** ********* ** ** ****** to ****** ***********, ***. ** ********* above, ** ******'* ***** ** ** competitive ** ** *** ** ****** every ************ *** $****++ ** *******.

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***** **** *** ** ****** ********* and ***** ***** ******** ******** *** constantly ****** ** **** ********* **** stream. **, ** ** ********** *** not ** ********* *******. ** *** only ****** *** *** ****, *** they ******** ** ***** *** ********* requirements ** **** *** ****, **** them ***** ** ********** ******* *** all *** ***** ***** **** **** to *** ******* ******* **** *** litigation **** **** *** * *********.

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*** ***** ** ****** *** *** collapse, *** *** ***** ** *** collapse ** *** *** ******** *******.

** ****, ** **** ******** ****** had *** ****** *** ******** ** many ****** ** *** *****, ** most ****** ***** **** **** *****.

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***** *** * *** ** ***** videos ** ******** **** "******** *********" ***** ** *** ** * structural ******** ** *******.

** ***** *****, ** ***** *****, someone *** ***** ******. *** ******** were ******** **** *** ****** ** decades, ** * ***'* **** **** much **** ****** **** ******. *** only **** **** ** **** *** many ******** ** ******** ******* **** it **** ****** *** ******** *********.

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***** *** ** ****** ** $** (as *** ** $**) ** ****. Barely *** ***** ***** ******* ** with **** *******.

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***** *** ** ****** ** $** (as *** ** $**) ** ****. Barely *** ***** ***** ******* ** with **** *******.

* ****** *** **** ** *** are *********** * ***** ******* *** are ****** $**/** *** *** ******, $3/hr *** ******* ******** ********, *** $30/hr *** *** *******.

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"Shamoka ****** *** ******* the overnight lobby shift at Champlain Towers South when she heard the boom, at 1:15 a.m. “I thought it was an elevator,” she would soon tell the police, “because no alarms went off.” A fire alarm ************, *** ****** ***** ** ******** hearing **, **** ******* * ***** on *** ***** *****. ** *:**, Furman ****** *** ** ****** ** “explosion,” **** ****** **** *** ****** at *:**, ********* ** *** ********* disaster ** “** **********.”

** * ******* *********? "** ****** went *** ** *** **** ***** was *********" * ****** ***** ******* an *********? *** ********* **** $*** million ******* ******** **** ******** *********? *** *** ***** ******** to *** ****** **** "********* ********" 1 ****** ***** *** ***** **********?

****** ** ** **** ***** ** something *** ***** **** ** **** is ** ********** *******.

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** ****** **** *** ********* ***** went ***** *** ****** **** **** guards ***** ** ** *** **** situation. *** ***** ***** **, *** the ********** ** *** ****** ******* and **** *** ***** **** ****** to *** ********* ********** ****** *** initial ********** *** **** ****. ** yes, *** ********* ***** ** ******* up ** *** **** **** ****** or ***. **'* **** ** ***, but *** *** ***** ** ** know ** **** ******** **** ******* you.

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