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” 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 KM on July 13, 2015 at 4:32pm

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Russian military barracks in Siberia collapses into rubble, kills 23 men trapped inside

A military barrack with collapsed ceiling is seen at a base in Omsk, Russia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The ceiling collapsed Monday, causing four stories to crumble. Rescuers searched for hours for victims trapped under the debris of an airborne troops training center following the collapse that occurred in the early hours of the morning.
Dmitry Feoktistov / AP PhotoA military barrack with collapsed ceiling is seen at a base in Omsk, Russia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The ceiling collapsed Monday, causing four stories to crumble. Rescuers searched for hours for victims trapped under the debris of an airborne troops training center following the collapse that occurred in the early hours of the morning.

MOSCOW — The ceiling of a Russian military barracks collapsed in Siberia on Monday, causing four stories to crumble and killing 23 young men trapped inside.

Rescuers searched for hours for victims trapped under the debris of an airborne troops training centre in Omsk following the collapse that occurred in the early hours of the morning.

Nineteen people were injured. Authorities sent 10 seriously injured victims to Moscow for treatment while the Kremlin offered condolences to the families of the deceased.

The defence ministry wouldn’t speculate on the cause of the accident but the footage and video from the scene showed an entire section of the building lying in ruins. Ministry spokesman Gen.-Maj. Igor Konashenkov said the building was renovated in 2013 but he insisted that could not have caused the collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 12, 2015 at 10:07pm

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/525460.html

Residential Building Collapses in Perm, Killing 2

mchs.gov.ru

A section of a five-story apartment building collapsed in the Russian city of Perm on Saturday night, killing two septuagenarians and injuring four other residents, the Interfax news agency reported.

"Six people were affected by the collapse: two have died, two were treated on the spot, and two people were hospitalized in moderately grave conditions," Health Ministry spokesman Oleg Salagay told Interfax.

Both of the victims were reportedly in their twilight years — one, who died in the hospital, was born in 1938 and the other, whose body was found amid the rubble of the fallen building, was born in 1941.

Interfax reported that renovations of an office on the first floor of the building — which could have taken a toll on its load-bearing capacity — may have been to blame.

A criminal case has been launched on charges of rendering services that failed to meet safety standards. The executive director of the organization responsible for maintaining the Soviet-era brick building was detained and interrogated Sunday morning.

Residents were quickly evacuated from the building, though some have already been permitted to return home based on investigations of different sections of the building.

Comment by Mark on July 7, 2015 at 2:39pm

Riverside collapse warning as Chao Phraya dries out - More roads collapsing in Bangkok!

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/614332/riverside-collapse-w...

Riverfront roads nationwide are to be inspected for the risk of subsidence aggravated by the drought after some recently collapsed. The inspection was ordered by Transport Minister Prajin Juntong. The...

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 6, 2015 at 9:01pm

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Mathematical Institute Collapses in Central Tbilisi, Kills Four

Several floors of the Mathematical Institute located on Apakidze street behind the Sports Palace collapsed earlier today, killing four people.
The Special security and Emergency Management Agency claim that the four people who died in the collapse were workers who were dismantling the building. Three died at the time of the collapse while a fourth person was taken to hospital with injuries and died shortly after.

According to the same Agency, the building collapsed in the early afternoon. Locals claim the building had recently been privatized and the owner was planning to build a hotel in its place.

Georgia’s Interior Ministry launched an investigation into the incident according to Article 240 of Georgia’s Criminal Code, which refers to violation of security regulations while conducting construction or other kinds of work. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 5, 2015 at 9:01pm

http://bangkokpost.com/news/general/613200/saraburi-road-collapses

Saraburi road collapses 5 Jul 2015 at 19:02 


A 300-metre section of Nongkae-Nong Sua Road in Saraburi's Nong Khae district has subsided with the biggest collapse being about three metres deep. (Photos by Pongpat Wongyala) SARABURI — A major subsidence... 

SARABURI — A major subsidence has been found on a section of a road in Nong Khae district that has severely disrupted traffic. 

The subsidence -- three metres deep and 300 metres long -- was found between kilometre markers 16 and 17 on the Nongkae-Nong Sua Road in tambon Nong Rong. Prakit Meprem, president of the Nong Rong tambon... 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 5, 2015 at 8:09pm

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/183917

Twelve Dead in China Factory Collapse

W460

Twelve people died after a shoe factory collapsed in eastern China, state media reported Sunday, with more than 40 escaping on their own or being rescued.

More than 50 people were in the four-story building in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province when it came down on Saturday afternoon, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Thirty-three suffered injuries, four of them serious, the report said. Nine others escaped unharmed, it added.

The cause of the collapse was being investigated.

"There was no premonition," the report quoted worker Yang Zhongkun as saying. "I heard a 'bang' and saw the building collapse." 

Yang added that water flowed down from a large fishing pool on the roof of the building, while other employees said leaking water was reported before the building gave way, Xinhua said.

A total of 53 fire trucks, 302 rescuers and five rescue dogs responded to the collapse, the report said.

Photos circulating on Chinese social media showed a man being carried on a stretcher by what appeared to be police officers, while rescuers and other personnel stood on top of the rubble.

Building collapses and other industrial accidents are not uncommon in China, where many structures and facilities are old, safety procedures can be lax and rebuilding has not kept up with the country's remarkable economic growth.

China's top safety watchdog in May blamed poor construction and weak safety standards for a fire at a nursing home that left 38 people dead.

In April, almost 30,000 people were evacuated after a fire broke out in a Chinese chemical plant which blazed for nearly 50 hours before the flames were finally extinguished.

And in November, a fire at a coal mine in northeastern China killed 26 workers, in one of the country's most highly accident-prone industries.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 30, 2015 at 10:32pm

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1224252#.VZL8DflViko

Several Darlington streets closed after road collapses

Posted: 06.30.2015 at 11:21 AM

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has closed about four streets in the area around Wells and Orange streets in Darlington because of a road cave-in.

A SCDOT worker on scene said the cave-in is about 9 feet deep.

The worker added that the road could have collapsed because of a problem with a drainage pipe.

He said they've replaced the pipe and are working to fill in the hole.

He expects the process to take about three hours.

SCDOT workers said this is the second time in recent weeks there's been a cave-in near Wells Street.

We've called Darlington City officials and SCDOT to get additional information about what's causing the road to collapse.

We'll update you when new details come in to the newsroom.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 21, 2015 at 9:18pm

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1823699/one-killed-a...

One killed after elevated section of road collapses in southern China

http://english.caixin.com/2015-06-21/100821281.html   

Four trucks were on the raised slip road in Guangdong when it fell on Friday morning

One person was killed and four injured after a raised slip road carrying trucks on a large highway in southern China collapsed.

A 70-metre elevated section of the road in Heyuan in Guangdong province fell at about 3am on Friday morning, China National Radio reported.

Four trucks delivering sand from eastern Jiangxi province were on the raised section of the road when it gave way, the Heyuan Evening News reported.

A 33-year-old driver told the newspaper he suddenly felt the road tilt and jump out of his cab to safety.

A body was recovered two hours after the accident.

The injured were sent to hospital with broken bones. All are said to be in a stable condition.

He Zhongyou, the Communist Party secretary in Heyuan, went to the scene of the accident on Friday morning and has ordered an investigation.

The section of the Guangdong to Jiangxi highway was opened to traffic in December 2005.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 21, 2015 at 9:06pm

West Africa.

http://citifmonline.com/2015/06/21/five-storey-building-collapses-i...

Five-storey building collapses in Apatrapa

Sunday 21st June , 2015 11:42 am


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It is unclear how many people were in the building at the time of the collapse but there are fears that some people are trapped under the debris.

Building collapses not a rare thing There have been several building collapses in recent years, often attributed to poor contsruction work on these structures.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 20, 2015 at 8:19pm

http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/Massive-retaini...

Massive retaining wall collapses along Lehigh Parkway

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police say a 50-foot section of retaining wall collapsed along the Lehigh Parkway Saturday morning. According to police, the collapse happened around 9:15 a.m. along Park Drive while it was raining. There is no word on if the rain led to the collapse. No one was hurt.
The section of the wall that collapsed was built in the 1930s and was in the process of being remodeled. The wall separates the road from a steep slope as it descends into the parkway. Part of the roadway was also damaged in the collapse. As a result, the Lehigh Parkway entrance off of Jefferson Street is closed until further notice. Entrance can still be made to the Parkway from Old Vultee Street.

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