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One Worker's Body Removed From Collapsed Hard Rock Hotel Site

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 298 | 0 | 68 min read

The body of a construction worker who was killed when the top floors of the partially built Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed last October was removed from the site this week. The body of Quinnyon Wimberly was recovered on Saturday in an operation that utilized remote-controlled robots to dismantle part of the pancaked concrete structure, according to news reports. The body of another worker, Jose Ponce Arreola, remains trapped. Crews had been unable to reach the bodies because of fears that the structure would collapse further. The hotel site must be demolished before constructio...

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