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Collapsed hangar at Boise Airport to be demolished this week

Boise Hangar Collapse
Posted at 9:47 AM, Jun 18, 2024

BOISE, Idaho — Attorney Enrique Serna, who is representing the families of two of the three victims killed at the hangar collapse near the Boise Airport, has confirmed that demolition of the hangar is scheduled to begin this week.

According to Serna, the process will likely begin on Wednesday, June 19 or Thursday, June 20.

Below is a 3D scan of the collapsed hangar to be demolished, provided by Serna.

Serna & Associates PLLC

Big D Builders, who is conducting the demolition, shared the following statement with Idaho News 6:
“The [hangar] site at the Boise Airport has recently been released by OSHA.  Since that time, additional site inspections by several parties have taken place; plans and safety protocols for removing the structure from the site have been developed; and it is now time to move forward.  Demolition will begin this week. Our hearts are heavy as we continue to mourn and honor Mario, Mariano, and Craig.  We, the families and employees of Big D Builders, Inc., remain grateful to the local community for their continued support as we have been overwhelmed by the love and compassion we have received from so many during this most difficult time.”

The US Department of Labor released the following statement on behalf of OSHA regarding their investigation of the hangar collapse:
"OSHA’s investigation is ongoing and will likely take the full six months OSHA has to complete an investigation. Once the investigation is concluded (no later than July 31,) we will put out a news release with OSHA’s findings. If any citations are issued, those will be posted on our website in conjunction with the release."

They also confirmed that OSHA gave control of the site back to the owners and contractor at the end of April once investigators finished documenting the scene. OSHA will not be directing or controlling the site during the demolition process.

The families of the victims at the hangar collapse filed a letter of intent to sue on June 4, but the suit has not been formally presented at this time.