Miami Woman Out Of Hospital After Apt. Landing Collapse

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A section of a Miami apartment building has been declared ‘unfit for occupancy’ after two people fell through a second floor landing.

According to Miami Fire Rescue, a man and woman were on the wooden landing of the building in the 400 block of NE 29th Street Tuesday evening when it gave way beneath them. Both fell about ten feet to the ground below.

Neighbors said they heard the screams of the couple as they fell and rushed their aid. The woman,  who neighbors identified as Tanya Benavides, suffered a broken ankle; she was released from the hospital on crutches.  Her husband,  Rene Cerrato, remains hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital with back pain.

Wednesday afternoon Miami building inspector Rey Benitez declared the upstairs unit off-limits because of the condition of the landing leading to it.

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  1. Carol says:

    That is the biggest scare I have about stairs because I am so afraid of heights because I fell in manhole when I was three (3) years old eight (8) feet down and I feel that fall everytime and I am now in my 60’s.

    This terrible that this innocent couple was just standing there and there world fell apart in a second they will never feel the same when it comes to stairs or elevators or anywhere they is higher than a floor.

    MAY GOD HELP THEM TO GO THROUGH THIS REALLY TOUGH TIME NOW AND FOR ALL TIME AS I AM SURE HE WILL!!!

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