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Structural engineer investigating Surfside collapse reveals frustration over slow access to site

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Structural engineer investigating Surfside collapse reveals frustration over slow access to site
Structural engineer investigating Surfside collapse reveals frustration over slow access to site

More than four months after the Surfside condominium collapse, Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone speaks to one of the leading engineers investigating its cause and discovers why the case is still leaving experts baffled.

Welcome back everyone.

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Are we anyout what caused the champlcrumble?

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