The builder of the parking garage at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside hospital stands by its work after the garage partly collapsed Tuesday.
“Batson-Cook (Construction) has not worked on this project since 2007 and, as Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Chief Keith Powers has already stated, the inspection and continued upkeep of the parking structure are the responsibility of the owner,” a spokesperson wrote in an email to News4Jax. “We are and will continue to assist with this investigation. We stand by our work and our safety practices. We’d also like to extend our thanks to the first responders who, as this incident showed, rush to keep people safe daily.”
The parking garage was inspected during construction, but the fire chief said it’s up to the property owner to do inspections once it’s built.
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