The survivors of a Tampa woman who died of carbon monoxide poisoning last year are suing her apartment building owner, its architect and the person who left his car running in its garage, according to Tampa Bay Online.
The civil lawsuit stems from the death of Rebecca Hawk, who was a 23-year-old child-protection investigator trainee in the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, TBO.com reported.
Last September Hawk’s body was discovered in her apartment, with the death determined to be an accident caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.
The lawsuit names Hawk’s neighbor Andrew Grywalski as one of its defendants. He inadvertently left his Mazda running in the apartment garage for 12 hours, according to TBO.com.
But the suit also names the landowner of Hawk’s apartment, Breof TC Vista Grand; the apartment manager Fairfield Property Management; an engineer; a contractor and an architect as defendants, alleging that they were negligent.
The lawsuit charges that Breof and Fairfield didn’t maintain a separation wall between Hawk’s apartment and the garage, and that the wall didn’t have proper insulation, TBO.com reported.
The suit also alleges that the landowner and apartment manager failed to keep the garage in good repair.
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