$4.7M Settlement in Pennsylvania Convention Center Collapse

December 21, 2009

The authority that operates Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center is getting $4.78 million from firms to settle claims over a floor collapse.

In February 2007, a concrete slab crashed to a walkway about 30 feet below when a tractor-trailer drove through a loading area. No one was injured.

The city-county Sports & Exhibition Authority approved the settlement Thursday. It filed a notice of intent to sue last summer.

The firms, including steel fabricator ADF Group, Rafael Vinoly Architects and contractor Dick Corp., don’t admit wrongdoing.

The authority’s insurer, The Travelers Indemnity Co., will receive $1.125 million from contractors. The settlement represents about 90 percent of the loss attributed to the collapse.

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