A man fell to his death through a glass ceiling at the Hollywood Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa this weekend in Broward County.
Authorities are investigating an adult male crashing through a glass atrium into the hotel lobby at about 12:38 a.m. Sunday. The man was pronounced dead, and Hollywood Police are looking into whether or not his death was accidental.
The incident occurred an hour after the end of the 10th Annual Fairy Tale Ball "The Wizard of Oz" event hosted by Diamond Angels of Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital Foundation.
Hotel representatives have not yet commented.
Witnesses say the crash sounded like a bomb, and hotel guests ran and ducked for cover.
Although the investigation is still on-going, the hotel does have a responsibility of proving a safe environment for all guests.
Property owners have a legal duty to provide a safe environment for anyone who comes onto their property. This area of law is also known as premises liability, and it applies to owners of businesses, homes, apartments and other buildings, as well as public areas such as city parking lots.
If you are injured or lose a loved one due to the negligence of a property owner, call the Miami-Dade law firm of Freidin Brown, P.A. We offer a free initial consultation for victims and family members of premises liability cases such as drowning, slip and fall accidents, and injuries caused by negligent or inadequate security.For more information, please contact us.
Source: NBC6, "Man Falls Through Glass Ceiling at Hollywood Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa: Fire Rescue," Nov. 18, 2013