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Second FIU bridge collapse victim identified as an employee

Navaro Brown, an employee with Structural Technologies, VSL, was killed Thursday after the “Instant Bridge collapsed near the Florida International University campus.

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An employee with a company that reinforced bridges was the second victim has been identified in the catastrophic ‘instant bridge’ collapse that killed six people Thursday in Florida.

Navaro Brown, 37, who worked for Structural Technologies, VSL, died in the collapse, a spokesman for the company told the Miami Herald. Two other employees who were employed by the company were recorded in the hospital and are in stable condition.

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Brown’s family and with the other employees involved,” Michael Biesiada, a company spokesman said. “We appreciate the work of the workers who immediately offered their help.”

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Biesiada not immediately say what Brown and the other two employees were doing at the time of the collapse, but said the deceased man was “working on the project is the delivery of installation support for our products.”

The Miami Herald reported Structural Technologies VL “offers products to strengthen bridges, buildings, and other structures.” The media outlet reported the company was paid $439,350 “for post-tensioning work” or “a method for the reinforcement of concrete.”

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On Friday, the first victim identified in the crash was 18-year-old Florida International University student Alexa Duran. She drove her Toyota SUV under the structure when it collapsed on her vehicle. Duran reportedly became embedded in the rubble.

Alexa Duran, 18, was the first victim to be identified from Thursday’s bridge collapse in Florida.

The authorities did not immediately what the cause of the bridge collapse. The National Transportation Safety Board said that the start of an investigation into the collapse.

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