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Clearwater company to pay for TIA garage repair

Engineers are still trying to figure out why a huge chunk of a concrete ceiling collapsed in Tampa International Airport's long-term parking garage last month. But there's no question about who will pay to fix the mess.

Creative Contractors of Clearwater, which built the "roof canopy'' and hired the architect, agreed to make repairs and cover costs associated with the accident.

Airport officials said Thursday they don't know how much the final bill will be. It will include about $110,000 to clean up debris, plus reimbursements to Hertz for two damaged cars and the airport for legal bills and time employees spent dealing with the mishap during the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

Reports from two independent engineers on what caused the collapse should be finished within two weeks, airport officials said.

Clearwater company to pay for TIA garage repair 02/12/09 [Last modified: Thursday, February 12, 2009 3:28pm]

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