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Local leaders ask for answers about what led to the collapse of a building that killed a Louisville man

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Julius Flynn goes to the church across the street from the now empty lot at 28th street and Grand Avenue where Les's Meat Market used to stand. 

"It definitely needed to be inspected. No doubt about that," Flynn said.

The building came crumbling down on July 22nd, killing 71-year-old John Dozier.

Councilwoman Jessica Green says the building had a long list of violations.

"I want to know where perhaps the ball was dropped," Green said. "There have been ongoing problems with this building for years, multiple violations, inputted into the system anybody could drive by that building and perhaps see that there were issues."

Fire officials say they were told by the code department that they couldn't get to the building until July 25th because they were short staffed.

Louisville Fire had most recently filed a cease and desist order on July 19th. 

"I don't want this to ever happen again. I don't want for another family to have to go through this. I don't want for another community to have to go through this," Green said.

Neighbors in the area say they don't want justice to be ignored.

"You see things like that. I think they should be more observant and the owners, and whoever they are, hold them more accountable instead of just letting them go by and ignore it," Flynn said. 

The Metro Council Public Safety Committee will discuss the issue Wednesday night at five.

OSHA is conducting its own investigation.

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