Company Cited for Cleveland Casino Garage Collapse

May 11, 2012

Federal workplace safety investigators are citing a cement contractor for six safety violations with proposed fines totaling $38,000 after part of a parking garage deck collapsed at the site of the new Cleveland casino.

No one was seriously hurt when the deck collapsed while concrete was being poured Dec. 16 at the garage across from the downtown Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday it is citing Cleveland Cement Contractors Inc. for violations including not following design and construction standards.

Company President Michael Simonetti says Cleveland Cement complied with those standards and will dispute the citations.

The Cleveland site opens Monday as the first of four Ohio casinos. Simonetti says the parking deck has been finished and is ready for the opening.

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