NEW DELHI — An eight-story building in Bangladesh that housed several garment factories collapsed on Wednesday morning, killing at least 70 people, injuring hundreds of others, and leaving an unknown number of people trapped in the rubble, according to Bangladeshi officials and media outlets....


So much happening under our feet.  Daily collapses of roadways due to the severe bow stretch, severe rains, crunching and land subduction all predicted in Zetatalk and all happening now.  Last week in Utah a fatal road collapse killed a 14 year old girl and injured 2.  It's painful to watch the planet crumble but we all knew it was coming.

Buildings collapsing.........a daily happening too.  With responses about what's causing all these happenings ranging from, rain, human error, poorly constructed, yada yada.....BUT, that's not going to fly with people much longer.  As soon as Planet X peers out at us from the sky, people will remember all the things that have happened up to this point and finally somehow, they will connect the dots.  Some will be in extreme denial, others will be so afraid and look for someone to take care of them, and still others will stand up and be counted and prepare as best we could.  There's no wishing this away, there's only pushing forward to a better tomorrow.  While our infrastructure crumbles around us we need to learn to be more careful, tread softly, kiss your kids, love with all your heart.  We are IN IT NOW.

I live in a house built in 1850 and it isn't falling down.  Age does not mean collapse. 

100-year-old building partially collapses in Malone

By: Rachael Paradis

A building in Malone that has been standing for more than a century will no longer be a sight in the town. The building on Route 11, well known to many in the community, collapsed overnight. While no one was injured, our Rachael Paradis tells us why the town is in a rush to tear it down.



MALONE, N.Y. -- Neighbors in Malone stood in surprise, took pictures and even shared stories of a once popular tavern that started to crumble early Monday morning.

County Legislator Billy Jones said, "It's an old structure, it was a structure that was obviously unsafe."

The tavern/hotel was built in the early 1900'. It has been closed to the public for about 15 years and was condemned six months ago.

Franklin County Emergency Services Director Rick Provost, "We're unsure what occurred last night at 3 a.m. What we do know is this building has been on our list of buildings with issues."

Jones said, "Old things fall down."

Police closed off part off Route 11 to traffic and to people, out of concern the rest of the building could fall down. Some in the community voiced concern over why this building, along with others like it in the area that haven't already been demolished. Officials say it comes down to money.

Provost said, "The high cost of abatement for these buildings really makes it tough for the county or the village to take those burdens on."

Jones, "We just have to come up with a plan to start taking some of these building down so we don't run into this problem going forward."

The demolition is only expected to take hours, but cleaning up the area is a different issue. Officials say it could be weeks before the site is completely cleared.




LAKE ELSINORE: Water leak causes street collapse




10:00 PM PDT on Friday, July 22, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Temporary repairs to a section of Joy Street in Lake Elsinore are in place today after a 1-inch water line gave way, causing 80 feet of the roadway to collapse and the asphalt to buckle.

The leak, caused by a 6 to 8-inch diameter tree root, was reported late Thursday in a line that leads to several duplexes on Joy between Machado Street and Riverside Drive, and behind Machado Elementary School.

Water service was restored to the 34 customers early Friday morning, said Greg Morrison, spokesman for the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District.

Water district and contractor crews spent much of Friday removing the damaged asphalt on the southbound side of Joy and laying down a temporary patch. The road was opened in both directions by late afternoon.

"That way the road will be open completely for the entire weekend," Morrison said.

Crews will return Monday and trench from curb to curb to permanently repair the 1-inch line.

On Tuesday, a paving company will remove the patch, put down new base and repave one side of Joy, Morrison said. Work on the other side will take place on Wednesday.

"That way on Tuesday and Wednesday we'll be able to keep on

Windhorst, Parsons Roadway Collapse: Cautious Testing Continues

County workers are testing for sinkholes but the work is proceeding methodically because of utility lines at the intersection, according to a Hillsborough County spokesman.

Several lanes at the intersection of Windhorst Road and Parsons Avenue in Brandon remained closed for the indefinite future as county workers tread carefully in determining what caused a section of the roadway to collapse July 19.

“We have to be really careful at that intersection because there are lots of utility lines in the area,” said Hillsborough County spokesman Patrick Murray. "We have a sewer line and a water line there and we have to make sure there are no other utilities, so we have to be careful drilling.”

At the scene, late afternoon July 22, barricades were seen at the intersection, with drilling under way.

Crew workers first believed a 16-inch sewage pipeline beneath the intersection might have caused the collapse of the 6-foot-square section of roadway on July 19, according to a county report.

But the sewer line was dug up and found to be intact.  Now the county is testing the intersection for sinkholes — but carefully, as Murray noted.  

Additional detours and lane closures are possible as crews dig up the line for inspection and any necessary repairs.

Motorists who must travel through the intersection are warned to expect delays.

Sewer collapse closes part of Lexington Road



At least one eastbound lane of Road near Etley Avenue and Cave Hill Cemetery will be closed during Thursday morning’s rush hour after a 48-inch brick sewer collapsed Wednesday evening.

Crews noticed a depression in the road before discovering the sewer had collapsed, and the area will be excavated Thursday morning, said Metropolitan Sewer District Executive   Bud Schardein.

He said it was too early to tell what caused the collapse, but age was a likely factor. That part of the sewer was built in the 1880s and could have been weakened from an unusually wet spring.

“With all the wet weather we’ve had this past spring, that has a tendency to undermine the mortar,” Schardein said.

Road collapse might have killed Colorado family


(wpr) - Engineers say a large section of Wyoming highway where four Colorado family members plunged to their deaths might have totally collapsed in a matter of minutes.

It had been raining for hours Monday night when local authorities warned the Constantinides family, among others, about potential flood conditions near North Brush Creek Campground around midnight.

Not long afterward, the family's van drove into a washed-out portion of Wyoming highway 130 and was swept about 75 yards down Brush Creek. Laurel Constantindies and her three daughters died.

The husband and father, Alex Constantindies, who had grown up in Laramie, survived and escape the vehicle. He and a passerby later rescued Carbon County Emergency management Coordinator John Ziegler, whose car washed out while he was trying to assist in flood protection efforts.

Ziegler said he was "very fortunate" to have survived.

Bruce Burrows of the Wyoming Transportation Department says engineers are studying what happened to the roadway early Tuesday morning. He says preliminary assessments indicate the creek swollen with rain and snowmelt may have undermined the roadway over some hours and then gouged a 25-foot-wide, 9-foot-deep hole in a matter of minutes.

Yunnan road test the opening day collapse resulting in four deaths and injuries

8, Yunnan

8, Yunnan” in the history of the most short-lived highway “a serious collapse destroyed sections of the site. After investigation, the highway there in time duration and other issues. Xinhua News Agency reporters Chen Hai and Ning She

Recently, Yunnan Province, Internet users post, said the new Xinping county secondary road test three estuary opening day collapse occurs, resulting in 2 dead 2 injured. Internet users have questioned this “the most short-lived highway” Why just fix it collapsed, was “too much rain” or “bad way”?

After the incident, Yunnan Provincial Department and the Transportation Department were dispatched to investigate a group of experts, the group that really belongs to all “natural disasters caused by heavy rainfall.”

collapse of the vehicle crash on

recently, Internet users “pass,” said Post, June 27, Xinping County of Yuxi City, three city secondary road test the opening of the estuary collapse occurred the next day, resulting in a vehicle passing through here turn under the cliff, killing two people died inside the car and two others injured, highway interrupted. For the cause of the accident, the local government is a single point of heavy rain caused by a natural disaster.

7 8, correspondent along the new road to the scene three, the road there are construction workers on the highway guardrail, drainage and other construction, from time to time some sections of earth and rock rolled down from the hills.

close to the scene of the accident, the construction set up roadblocks on the road side. In the new three road K25 +450 to K26 +480 road, the reporter saw a total of three road damage, including two collapsed, a surface crack. Road accident at the hillside, two-way four-lane have collapsed, a lot of rocks, soil and concrete was rushed into the street of the valley.

“red water collapsed roadbed”

Zhang Xinping County Department of Transportation Secretary BU has introduced three new roads through villages and towns in Xinping County 8 19 village committees, with a total mileage of 90 kilometers . Road along the fragile geology, disasters, floods and geological disasters have been more serious.

accidents mainly due to heavy rains led to a single point of soft roadbed, road ditches and culverts to be above the blockage, and finally the formation of water as a waterfall of impact, resulting in collapse of highway roadbed.

Bu there are rules that highway design, construction and supervision units are selected strictly in accordance with the bidding system, procedural compliance and found no serious design flaws, quality of construction or supervision of omissions.

collapse occurred Sections of the construction unit project manager Jiangzu Long introduction, the unit will subcontract work to the successful construction services company, the project head of engineering equipment and materials, and is responsible for management and technical guidance, service company only the labor force, which is not labor sub-subcontract, the state permitted by law.

he said, in strict accordance with design drawings for construction, engineering, quality is no problem, Lu Jisong soft infiltration and erosion is mainly caused by the floods.

no quality problems, experts say

afterwards, Yunnan Provincial Department and the Transportation Department were sent experts to the scene. The Group believes that: section of the incident transverse slope steep terrain, poor geological conditions, heavy rainfall increased the hydrostatic pressure, the formation of collapse, is a heavy rainfall-induced natural disasters.

Yunnan Provincial Communications Department who participated in the survey, experts say, from the survey of the situation, roadbed, retaining wall strength and so meet the requirements and found no quality problems.

subsidy investigation in time duration for the fight

accused of the most short-lived road not approved the first building, not the acceptance that the opening test

Reporter learned that the investigation, three new road opened in October 2009 to build, and design in May 2010 before the Provincial Communications Department has been approved, there is “not approved prior to construction” and “time duration” issue. Not hand over the road in case of acceptance of test traffic violations, and plans to be held on 30 June the opening ceremony, canceled after the accident.

construction personnel, three new road along the geological environment is complex, time is short, heavy task in building a post, Xinping shouted “make a big quick-drying 60 days,” the slogan of the progress of the projects Forced , post workers overtime work.

what makes engineering so catch it? Reporters learned that, in addition to travel to meet the requirements of the masses, more important reason is that for national road toll for the abolition of two grants. According to the policy, the new secondary roads shall be June 30 this year, opened to traffic, or can not enjoy the state’s two highway toll abolition of subsidies.

Details Emerge in Deadly Road Collapse

Cheyenne : WY : USA | Jul 20, 2011
Engineers say a large section of Wyoming highway where four Colorado family members plunged to their deaths may have totally collapsed in a matter of minutes. Bruce Burrows of the Wyoming Transportation Department says engineers are studying what happened to state Route 130 over South Brush Creek... FULL ARTICLE AT KSAZ



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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 18, 2015 at 12:13am

Residents terrified as mosque collapses in Surulere

No casualty was recorded as the building was said to be empty as at the time of the collapse.

  • Published: 21.47

A Mosque has reportedly collapsed on Sunday, May 17 inSurulere, Lagos.

Report said residents of Zamba street, Ikate, where the incident occurred, scampered for safety as they watched the building come down from a distance.

As at the time of filing this report, no casualty was recorded as the building was said to be empty when it collapsed.

Eyewitnesses said the collapse was sudden, stating that the building did not show any sign of a possible dilapidation – it happened abruptly.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 14, 2015 at 12:46am

What is happening in Tooting? ANOTHER sign crashes onto street just yards from today's billboard collapse

From AM to PM: Two signs have collapsed just metres from one another

From AM to PM: Two signs have collapsed just metres from one another

Another sign has collapsed in the centre of Tooting today, just yards away from the scene of a billboard collapse which pinned a woman to the ground.

Wandsworth Guardian:

This is the scene in Tooting tonight where a sign, which was situated above K&K Stationers, has crashed onto the path below, in Mitcham Road.

In the background of the photograph you can clearly see the wall of Age UK which was the scene of another sign collapse this morning.

The woman was pinned to the floor by the billboard thought to weigh at least a tonne. She was taken to St George's Hospital where she was treated for hip and leg injuries.

Witnesses said that the latest sign collapse took place at 9.40pm this evening and just missed a couple of people.

Graveney ward Councillors tonight called for safety checks on signs and billboards in Tooting after the second incident.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 13, 2015 at 4:33am

Construction Worker Killed in Historic Building Collapse

Posted: 5/12/2015

Ypsilanti, MI -- The first floor of a historic building in Michigan collapsed, crushing a construction worker in the basement.

The fire chief reported that there were workers in the basement when the first floor collapsed on them.  This happened at 12pm on Monday.

Emergency responders quickly pulled the man out of the basement.  He was completely covered in debris.  He was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he died as a result of his injuries.

The building was a former Civil War barracks.  It was damaged in a fire in 2009, and is now being converted into retail and loft space.  The first floor was set to be demolished at the time of the collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 13, 2015 at 4:30am

Road collapse in Middleburg, FL.

May 12th, 2015


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 13, 2015 at 2:06am

Woman rushed to hospital after giant billboard falls from a wall in Tooting crushing her underneath it

The woman suffered leg and hip injuries and has been taken to St George’s Hospital 

A woman has been rushed to hospital after she was crushed when a large advertising billboard fell from a wall.

Witnesses heard a “thunderous noise” before the giant display structure tore off the wall and trapped the woman underneath it, only just missing her head.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 13, 2015 at 1:39am

4 escape building collapse in Silver Spring

2:04 p.m. EDT May 12, 2015

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Four workers escaped from a house that collapsed in Silver Spring Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said.

Four workers escaped from a house that collapsed in

Four workers escaped from a house that collapsed in Silver Spring Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Montgomery County Fire and Rescue)

The structure collapse happened in the 800 block of Easley Street, Pete Piringer Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue tweeted. The building was being renovated, officials said. Only the porch and basement survived the collapse.

All occupants of the building were able to get out and have been accounted for. Nobody was injured.

Four workers escaped from a house that collapsed in

Comment by Howard on May 11, 2015 at 3:00pm

Stage with 80 Singers Suddenly Collapses During Performance in China (May 10)

Stage suddenly collapses with 80-person choir at Bijie Bijie City Theatre.

Accident has killed six people, with two others seriously injured.

Cause of the accident is under investigation.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 11, 2015 at 4:41am

Wall collapse in eastern China kills 10 workers

BEIJING (AP) — Ten workers were killed after a retaining wall under construction suddenly collapsed in the eastern province of Shandong, authorities said Sunday.

Six people were killed on the spot, and four others died in the hospital, according to a statement posted on the Lanling municipal government's website. Three others were in stable condition.

Police were investigating the collapse that took place Saturday on the ground of a local transportation company, the statement said.

Work safety incidents are common in China, where regulations and procedures are routinely ignored.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 11, 2015 at 4:30am

Update: CSFD Stops Gas Leak Caused by Collapsed Retaining Wall

CSFD says a retaining wall that fell on one of the Phil Long car Dealerships Sunday afternoon was somewhere around 45,000 lbs. It happened around 1:00 p.m. off Motor City Drive. CSFD responded to a call of someone smelling natural gas and a retaining wall collapse.

UPDATE: 6:16 p.m.

CSFD says a retaining wall that fell on one of the Phil Long car Dealerships Sunday afternoon was somewhere around 45,000 lbs.

It happened around 1:00 p.m. off Motor City Drive.

CSFD responded to a call of someone smelling natural gas and a retaining wall collapse.

The wall's collapse actually hit a gas line, causing an active gas leak. 
Crews were able to get to the meter and shut it down.

Colorado Springs Utilities came out to make sure there were no more gas leaks.

Monday a structural engineer will evaluate the building and determine when they can re-open for business.


The Colorado Springs fire department is on scene where a retaining wall is collapsing.

HAZMAT was called out leaking gas due to the collapse. They stopped the leak and say no more gas is leaking at this time.

The collapse happened at 1338 Motor City Drive in Colorado Springs. The road is closed in the area.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 5, 2015 at 8:24pm

Residents of Chinese city baffled as ground mysteriously opens up and large sections of asphalt crumble into the crevasse

  • Remarkable pictures show the moment a road collapsed in Chinese city
  • Large sections of road and traffic lights sank, causing travel disruptions
  • Burst water mains then flooded the surrounding area, adding to the chaos
  • Officials have now promised to investigate how and why it collapsed

Residents of the Chinese city of Guangzhou have been left baffled after the ground mysteriously opened up yesterday, collapsing large sections of road and causing traffic chaos.

Remarkable pictures taken at the scene of the subsidence in southern China show several sections of road having collapsed into the ground.

The incident caused no casualties, but traffic lights, a pedestrian crossing and large swathes of asphalt all crumbled, while burst water pipes flooded over the sections of road left above ground level, according to The People's Daily Online.

Officials and residents were left scratching their heads as to why the road suddenly collapsed

A large section of road sunk into the ground when the land subsidence occurred yesterday

Crowds quickly gathered to look at the chaotic scene (left) as a traffic light was left hanging precariously (right)

Qi Huaien, deputy mayor of Baiyun District, said experts had been called in to identify the cause of the collapse.

There were suspicions cavities under the road had given way due to the recent heavy rainfall.

Large crowds gathered to look at the hole that opened up in the road, while nearby workers shouted at them to stand back.

Not only was the road damaged in the collapse but the burst water pipes added to the problems, as the holes grew larger as time went by and by 4pm, new pits were appearing.

There were two construction sites nearby - one for the construction of a local footbridge and the other for the construction of a new metro station.

However, the metro station site had not yet started digging so it was unlikely to have anything to do with the road collapse.

Workers from the footbridge construction site told reporters that their work was also unrelated to the collapse, with one unnamed worker telling the deputy mayor they had not worked at all the past few days.

Mr Qi told reporters he had called in experts to identify the cause of the road collapse, but the immediate priority was for it to be repaired.

An official from the Baiyun District Construction Department, Mr Liu, told reporters that once the local flooding had cleared they would work to identify the cause and then repair the damaged road.

Mr Liu added that surveyors had been working on site but the chances that it would affect the safety of nearby buildings was low.

An unnamed expert on the scene said: 'The nearby buildings have good foundations so they are unlikely to be affected. However, the buildings without foundations may see some problems.'

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