Injured Hard Rock Hotel worker held by immigration authorities after speaking to media, attorneys say

On October 12, 2019, The Hard Rock Hotel collapsed, killing three workers and injuring dozens more, including Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma. Palma was one of the workers who spoke out publicly to news networks against the use of faulty materials and supports on the construction site. Twenty-four hours later, he was arrested and detained for deportation. Palma is one of five laborers filing a lawsuit for the damages, injuries, and lives lost or put at risk by the companies of the construction site. His case also shines a light on how many other workers may not be speaking out on the collapse, because of fear of deportation or punishment from their employers.

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