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 April 10, 2014 at 7:03pm

Four injured as building collapses in Abuja

Published: April 10,2014

File: Rescue workers searching for survivors

She said the command received a distress call of the building collapse at about 7:15 a.m.

A five-storey building has collapsed in Maitama, Abuja, injuring four people.

The building, which was still under construction close to the MTN telecommunication office, was said to have collapsed following the previous day’s rain.

Three of the injured persons are said to be labourers on the site.

Residents in the area had earlier told PREMIUM TIMES that two people were feared dead from the crash.

But the Information Officer, National Emergency Management Agency, Sani Batti, told PREMIUM TIMES that no life was lost and the agency has been able to rescue four people from the debris.

Mr. Sani, however, said he did not know what could have caused the collapse.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Federal Capital Territory Command, Altine Daniel, who confirmed the incident, also added that the victims who had minor injuries were taken to Maitama General Hospital.

She said the command received a distress call of the building collapse at about 7:15 a.m.

“We received a distress call that a building belonging to Metropole Development and Construction, Abuja site collapsed at about 7:15 am, four people with minor injuries were rescued and have been taken to Maitama General Hospital; no life was lost,” Ms. Daniel said.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/158502-four-injured-building-col...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 10, 2014 at 6:40pm

http://fox2now.com/2014/04/10/building-collapse-in-south-st-louis/

Brick warehouse partially collapses in South St. Louis

Posted on: 7:45 am, April 10, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A two-story brick warehouse partially collapsed in south St. Louis around 7:30am Thursday.

The property is located near the intersection of Ohio Avenue and Victor Street.

The St. Louis Fire Department is on the scene and says no one was inside and no one was injured.

Residents in the area say they saw the building starting to lean after the recent high winds and started asking for the building to be demolished. They were worried something like this would happen. They are thankful no one was hurt when the bricks fell.

The city collapse task force will be taking over the scene and the demolition of the structure.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 9, 2014 at 8:41pm

http://english.cntv.cn/2014/04/09/ARTI1397008104478198.shtml

At least 2 killed, 3 injured in building collapse in Pakistan

Editor: Zhang Pengfei 丨Xinhua

04-09-2014 09:53 BJT

Rescuers search for victims and survivors at the collapsed building in eastern Pakistan

Rescuers search for victims and survivors at the collapsed building in eastern Pakistan's Lahore on April 8, 2014. At least two people were killed and three others were injured as a three story residential building collapsed in Lahore on Tuesday, local media reported

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 9, 2014 at 4:57am

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/04/syracuse_apartment_b...

Syracuse apartment building which housed 18 

collapses

Seeley Rd apt bldg.jpg

April 08, 2014 at 3:21 PM, updated April 08, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Heavy rains from Monday caused an apartment building which housed 18 people to collapse Tuesday.

The building, part of Cedar Ridge Apartments at 210 Seeley Road, suffered extensive water damage and the roof caved in, the American Red Cross said.

The Red Cross is assisting the tenants with relocation, food and lodging. They provided food to the 10 adults and eight children.

Three of the families needed lodging, while two were able to find other places to stay. All of the tenants were able to get clothing and personal items from the apartments.

The Red Cross also assisted two adults who were displaced from their home in DeWitt with food and lodging Monday night. The foundation of their home on Scotland Road collapsed into the basement.

The Syracuse Fire Department responded to another reported building collapse Tuesday. The foundation wall of a house at 117 Dawes Ave. gave out around 1 p.m.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 9, 2014 at 4:53am

http://www.wsfa.com/story/25195630/macon-county-road-collapses

Macon Co. road collapses, cutting off water to residents

Posted: Apr 08, 2014 4:39 PM EDTUpdated: Apr 08, 2014 6:28 PM EDT

MACON CO., AL (WSFA) -

A Macon County road collapsed Tuesday morning, cutting off water services to more than 200 residents.

Authorities have since restored service to all but 15 residents on Macon County Road 30 between CR 40 and CR 9. The rest should be back in service by evening time.

The incident happened in the Millstead area of the county when, around 9:30 a.m., Macon County Road 30 caved-in, according to the Macon County Road and Bridge Department officials.

A dam located on a private pond upstream broke and the water filtered onto the road causing it to overflow and collapse.

The drainage structure has been removed and will need to be replaced. The water line was severely damaged.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 8, 2014 at 8:55pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lgR68mL-4I

Road collapses in front of driver in Russia April 7 2014

So close the front of the car sinks in the hole and needs to be pushed out.



Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 4, 2014 at 7:26am

http://english.cri.cn/11354/2014/04/04/2361s820549.htm

People Trapped as Residential Building Collapses in E China
   2014-04-04 10:47:46 

A 5-story residential building collapsed in the city of Fenghua, Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province this morning, April 4, 2014. [Photo: Sina Weibo]

A 5-story residential building collapsed in the city of Fenghua, Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province on Friday morning, April 4, 2014, Chinanews.cn reports.

An unspecified number of residents were buried as a result of the building collapsing.

Of the residents buried among the rubble, 3 have already been rescued and the locations of 3 others have already been confirmed.

Local police have launched efforts to control traffic in the nearby area so as to aid the rescue efforts.

The reason for the collapse is still unknown. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 3, 2014 at 6:48pm

http://nigeriana.org/blog/66371.html

Collapse building in Lagos injures Seven

No fewer than seven individuals yesterday sustained injuries following the collapse of a two-storey building at Toyota Street, off Kunsela Street, Elegunshi Lekki, Lagos. The building which is under construction, eyewitnesses said the collapse would have resulted to fatalities if not that the labourers were all working infront of the building which caved-in partially from the rear. It was learnt that the injured were treated by officials of the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) and discharged immediately, since the injuries were minor. At the time of filing this report, the scene has been condoned off to avert further casualty, with all the workers told to vacate the site. Officials of the state’s Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Police were on ground to manage the situation. When contacted, Director, State Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe confirmed the incident but emphasised that no life was lost. “Some persons sustained minor injuries and have been treated and discharged. It was a partial building collapse and it happened at the rear. “Those who got injured was as a result of people running for safety after they heard the noise caused by the collapse. “The premises has been condoned off and for now, we do not know the cause of the collapse,” he said. - See more at: http://nigeriana.org/blog/66371.html#sthash.WF7ZgY85.dpuf

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 3, 2014 at 6:44pm

http://www.newscastic.com/news/1-injured-in-irving-apartment-buildi...

1 injured in Irving apartment building collapse

A construction worker was taken to the hospital in serious condition after an apartment building under construction collapsed in Irving on Wednesday.

The collapse happened at Riverside Drive and Las Colinas Boulevard, just east of Hwy. 114.

Firefighters used a ladder to rescue the victim.

Everyone was accounted for, and construction has been halted until structural engineers can make sure the facility is structurally sound.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/25149473/1-injured-in-irving-apartmen...

Comment by John Smith on April 1, 2014 at 8:35pm

Blamed on 'aquifer mining', but why now? Why is it first time; this kind of pumping has been going on for many decades?

"...the discovery marks the first time in Utah that an urbanized area has been impacted by ground subsidence and fissures..." 
Read more at http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=29286862#ZSlvD142VMjM57yL.99

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