http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/bangladesh-building-collapse.html?hp&_r=0

 

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.... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/bangladesh-building-co...

 

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.

http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/551123/100-year-old-bu...

 

 

 

LAKE ELSINORE: Water leak causes street collapse

 

 

 

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

By GENE GHIOTTO
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

 

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_spipe23.38e27e6...

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.

http://brandon.patch.com/articles/windhorst-parsons-roadway-collaps...

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.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110720/NEWS01/307200099/Se...

Road collapse might have killed Colorado family

(2011-07-20)

(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.

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/news.newsmain/article/1/0/183...

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.

http://www.cnkeyword.info/yunnan-road-test-the-opening-day-collapse...

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

http://www.allvoices.com/news/9730810-details-emerge-in-deadly-road...

 

 

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 5, 2015 at 12:43am

http://palermo.repubblica.it/cronaca/2015/01/04/news/palermo-agrige...

Palermo-Agrigento, viaduct collapses in a week. Renzi: "The manager will pay"

"The viaduct Scorciavacche 2, on the Palermo-Agrigento, inaugurated last December 23 and cost 13 million, has collapsed. Only a lucky coincidence did not hurt anyone, but that does not change one iota the sins of the guilty. I asked Anas to the name of the official: time is over errors that never have a father. They will pay all ". Writes it on Facebook Premier Matteo Renzi, about the collapse of the variant "Scorciavacche", a new stretch of one kilometer of highway 121 as part of the modernization works of the route Palermo-Lercara Friddi. The announcement of the tour lives comes a few minutes a similar message always launched by Prime Minister on Twitter: "Viaduct Scorciavacche, Palermo. Opened December 23, collapses in 10 days.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 5, 2015 at 12:31am

http://uchaguzi.co.ke/seven-storied-building-huruma-collapses/

Seven storied building in Huruma collapses-Updated

 

On January 4, 2015

Reports on the ground indicate that a building has collapsed in Huruma trapping scores of people. The collapsed building is in a residential area.

Relaible sources indicate that it was seven storied. Sirens can be heard with  ambulances and first responders rushing to the scene.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 4, 2015 at 11:38pm

http://www.wrexham.com/news/town-centre-building-collapses-road-512...

Three Story Town Centre Building Collapses Into Road

Published: Sunday, Jan 4th, 2015

A building has collapsed with an ‘almighty bang’ causing debris to spill over the pavement, road and destroying a street light.

UPDATE: North Wales Police have since released a statement, saying: “Pen-y-Bryn Road at Wrexham will be closed until at least Monday morning (5th of January), between Tenters Square and Chapel Street due to structural damage. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank the public for their patience.”

It is believed the building was due to be demolished next week, however work on taking down the remainder of the building has started. Story continues............

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 4, 2015 at 5:59am

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/video/2015-01/04/c_133895043.htm

6 construction workers killed as roof collapses in Hunan Province

English.news.cn   2015-01-04 11:06:02

BEIJING, Jan. 4 (Xinhuanet) -- China suffered another deadly building collapse on Friday, this time in central Hunan Province. 6 construction workers are dead , after a roof caved in at a construction site in the city of Chenzhou.

The workers were building a machine repair room when the roof came down, 11 were trapped under the debris, 5 were later rescued. Heavy machinery and materials at the site added to the difficulties for rescue workers. The 5 rescued men are now in hospital undergoing treatment. An investigation into the collapse is underway.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 31, 2014 at 6:19am

http://www.rt.com/usa/218847-chicago-salt-spill-collapse/

Salt factory wall collapses, spill brings bad luck on car dealership (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: December 31, 2014 03:01 
Edited time: December 31, 2014 03:54
A partially collapsed wall at the Morton Salt facility gave way to tons of salt being dumped onto parked cars at an adjacent car dealership in Chicago, Illinois, December 30, 2014. (Reuters / Andrew Nelles)

A partially collapsed wall at the Morton Salt facility gave way to tons of salt being dumped onto parked cars at an adjacent car dealership in Chicago, Illinois, December 30, 2014. (Reuters / Andrew Nelles)

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Several cars parked outside a car dealership in Chicago have been buried under tons of salt after a wall of an overfilled salt factory next door collapsed. As unlucky it is to spill salt, no one was injured in the incident.

The Morton Salt plant in Chicago is known for its signature rooftop sign, "When it Rains it Pours," and for its logo which features a hand-drawn girl with an umbrella scattering salt from a container. It was developed to show Morton salt was free flowing even in rainy weather. On Tuesday morning the weight of the free flowing salt forced a wall down on several cars at an Acura car dealership. There were no injuries

The general manager at the Acura car dealership said they were calling customers to tell them their cars were buried underneath road salt.

"Most of them are kind of surprised when we say we will send you pictures and that you can see it on the news tonight," General Manager Noble Jones told DNAinfo.

ones said Morton’s had reached out to them and said they will inspect the building and work with the dealership to clean the spill.

The Chicago Department of Buildings Director of Public Affairs said in a released statement "a preliminary inspection determined that salt inside the building structure was piled too high causing the exterior wall to fail."

Morton Salt produces table and specialty salts and ice melters for road/highway use. It is North America’s leading producer and marketer of salt, according to the company’s website.

A partially collapsed wall at the Morton Salt facility gave way to tons of salt being dumped onto parked cars at an adjacent car dealership in Chicago, Illinois, December 30, 2014. (Reuters / Andrew Nelles)
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 28, 2014 at 5:21am

http://www.wlwt.com/news/building-at-west-court-elm-streets-partial...

Building at West Court, Elm streets partially collapses

First repsonders: Building was vacant at time of collapse

UPDATED 11:10 PM EST Dec 27, 2014
CINCINNATI —A building in downtown Cincinnati was reduced to a pile of rubble after it partially collapsed at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities said the building is in the 100 block of West Court Street near Elm Street.

First responders said the building was vacant and that is was an old warehouse.

Firefighters said there is no word yet on injuries.

Neighboring buildings were evacuated as a precaution, officers said.

Some cars parked the street in the area were damaged in the collapse, according to authorities.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation, police said.

West Court Street between Race and Elm streets is closed due to the building collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 24, 2014 at 6:59pm

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/three-trapped-in...

Two trapped in rubble as yet another collapse hits LRT line

Published: December 24, 2014 07:43 PMUPDATED: December 24, 2014 10:35 pm 

Firemen attempt to locate trapped workers after the collapse at Putra Heights LRT station, December 24, 2014. — Fire and Rescue Department picFiremen attempt to locate trapped workers after the collapse at Putra Heights LRT station, December 24, 2014. — Fire and Rescue Department pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 — Two workers remain trapped under the rubble in the latest collapse to hit LRT extension project, according to rescuers, after it was earlier feared as many as four were caught in the incident near Putra Heights in Subang.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operation Harul said a K-9 unit is currently aiding rescuers in locating the two workers.

“When we reached earlier, there were about eight people were working where the concrete had fallen,” he told reporters outside the construction site.

He added that four escaped with light injuries while two others were unhurt. All six, believed to be migrant workers from Bangladesh, have been sent to hospitals for treatment.

“Now we believe still two more victims are still trapped under the rubble and we have moved the STORM unit from Shah Alam and the Subang Jaya and Puhong Fire and Rescue Department to assist with rescue works,” he said.

STORM is the department’s Special Tactical Operation Rescue unit.

Mohd Sani added, however, that the victims’ conditions were currently unknown.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department earlier, the mishap occurred at 4.29pm today during a concrete pour for the train depot at Kuala Sungai Baru.

The department earlier said that three victims were trapped in the collapse, but Prasarana Bhd, the operator of the LRT line, later issued a statement saying that four people were thought to be stuck under the rubble.

IN THE GALLERY


  • A fireman and his dog rush to search the site for signs of life, December 24, 2014. — Fire and Rescue Department pic

  • A site view of the Putra Heights LRT station after a concrete pouring led to a floor collapsing, December 24, 2014. — Fire and Rescue Department pic

Prasarana also said the accident took place when the formwork and scaffolding collapsed during the concreting of the deck slab for the train depot.

Today’s collapse is the latest to hit the LRT Line Extension Project (LEP) that has an eventful history, with several cases of falling structures including one fatal incident.

Last March last year, a man was killed when a 10-tonne piece of construction equipment fell from a crane used for the LRT extension and crushed his car along Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang.

In June this year, two people were hurt when a metal beam fell from a crane and onto their vehicle.

Construction of the Putra Heights terminal began in 2011 as a part of the LEP, which involves additions to the existing Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT network.

The Sri Petaling and Kelana Jaya stations are expected to be extended to Putra Heights, which will be featured as “an integrated station” where the two lines meet.

According Prasarana, the extension to the Ampang line - which passes through  residential and commercial areas in Bukit Jalil, Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, Kampung Sri Aman and

Putra Heights - will be extended for 18.1 kilometres.

Meanwhile, the Kelana Jaya line will stretch to cover another 17.4km passing through Lembah Subang, Subang Jaya, USJ and Putra Heights.

 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 17, 2014 at 6:19pm

http://westchester.news12.com/news/investigation-launched-into-tapp...

Investigation launched into silo collapse

TARRYTOWN - New safety concerns are surfacing about the new Tappan Zee Bridge after a piece of equipment collapsed and brought construction to halt.

Three silos toppled like dominos on one of two floating concrete plant barges at the construction site yesterday. The silos, big tube-like structures, hold the raw materials that make up cement.

A spokesperson for Tappan Zee Constructors, the group that is building the new $3.9 billion bridge, says a failure in the one concrete storage silo tipped and caused two other silos on the barge to bend and collapse as well. Concrete pumping has been suspended at both plants.

Tappan Zee Constructors sent out a written statement that reads in part, "All workers are safe and representatives from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and engineers from TZC and the New York State Thruway Authority are on the scene assessing the situation. Safety and environmental stewardship are our top priorities as we continue to investigate this incident."

According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, no cement spilled into the river.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 17, 2014 at 6:00pm

http://www.kristv.com/news/5-story-building-collapses-without-warni...

5-Story Building Collapses Without Warning In Kenya

KENYA - Rescuers in Kenya are working frantically to save some people trapped after a five-story building collapsed.

The Kenyan Red Cross said at least seven people have been rescued from underneath all that rubble.

No word on how many are trapped or injured.

The Kenyan government said right now they aren't sure what caused the building to just collapse, but they will be investigating

Video link in article.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 16, 2014 at 1:28am

http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=51419&popular=1

Narrow Escape for Burgeo Man after Highway Collapse
Monday , December 15 2014 | 1:59:49 PM

A highway worker from Burgeo was airlifted to hospital after being injured on the job when the highway collapsed around him.


The man was driving the Burgeo Highway early yesterday morning when the road collapsed beneath him. Area residents say the man crawled through his truck window to get back up onto the highway until he was found by another driver.


The 47-year-old was medevaced out of the area by a Cormorant some 12 hours after the accident. The road remains closed in the Tilt Brook area.

The washout has cut the town of Burgeo off, and according to town councillor Rick Blagdon says it could be a couple of days before there's a fix.

 

He says the town is entirely cut off which means people can't get to medical appointments, no mail will be delivered, and no groceries will be able to get in. Blagdon says if the province decides to put in a bailey bridge, then it will take two to three days to connect.

Blagdon says it's unclear if heavy rains or an aging culvert are to blame for the washout but he says it's just the latest in a series of problems with the road, with three washouts in the last year alone.

 

Blagdon says something more long-term needs to be done, because it's not normal to have someone driving and then the road collapse. 

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