A forensic engineering expert hired by Southside officials to investigate the devastating condo collapse says he has been denied access to debris from the site — as the death toll climbs to 97.
Allyn Kilsheimer, an experienced structural engineer who worked with the Pentagon after 9/11, told WPLG that he’s leaving at the end of this week without all the information he needs to get to the bottom of what led to the collapse.
He said Miami-Dade County police have declared the site a crime scene and insisted they need to protect the evidence.
“It makes it harder, because I’m pissed off I can’t get what I want when I want it,” Kilsheimer, who was hired by the town of Surfside to determine the cause, told the news outlet.
“In order to figure out what happened, there is a lot of information we need to get,” he continued. “And it requires access to site and access to materials that were on the site.