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” 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 30, 2015 at 7:06am



Friday, May 29, 2015 06:12PM

Crews are on the scene of a partial building collapse in the city's North Lawndale neighborhood.
The collapse happened around 1:10 p.m. in the building, located in the 1300-block of S. Springfield, officials said.

Construction workers had previously been inside the building but had left by the time the roof collapsed, officials say. No one was injured.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 22, 2015 at 7:16am


Los Angeles firefighters respond to a floor collapse in the 1000 block of S. Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Los Angeles firefighters respond to a floor collapse in the 1000 block of S. Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 01:13PM

At least seven construction workers suffered minor injuries after the second floor of a four-story construction site collapsed in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night, according to fire officials.

Firefighters were called to the building in the 1000 block of S. Olive Street shortly before 7:15 p.m.

Workers were allegedly pouring concrete within a scaffolded area of the second floor when a 30x20 section of the floor gave way.

Five of the seven workers were transported to a local hospital.

No one was trapped, according to the LAFD.

"We've cordoned off the area where the collapse occurred and the Department of Building and Safety and Cal/OSHA are coming out to do an inspection to make sure that everything is ready for workers to go back in and start rebuilding," said Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief David Perez.

The construction site is set to become a residential apartment building.
Comment by KM on May 20, 2015 at 4:31pm

Rescuers hunt residents of SW China collapsed building

GUIYANG, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Sixteen residents from an apartment building that collapsed partially are still not accounted for in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province on Wednesday.

The third and fourth units of the No. 21 apartment complex in a residential community in Yunyan District collapsed at 11:30 a.m. due to a rain-triggered landslide, said the Guiyang city government.

An initial investigation showed 114 residents from 35 households live in the collapsed sections.

As of 5 p.m., 98 of the residents were confirmed safe. Sixteen others cannot be reached, but mobile phone signals of 15 of them were detected at the scene.

More than 100 rescuers are combing the debris with sniffer dogs and life detectors. A four-month baby was pulled out from the debris and rescued.

A man surnamed Zhang who lived on the ground floor was pulled out by rescuers. He told Xinhua that he was awakened by loud noises. He was about to run from the building when he was buried by falling debris.

Another resident who declined to give her name was worried about her daughter-in-law. "She lived on the ninth floor," she said. "I called, but couldn't reach her."

Residents of nearby buildings were evacuated after the accident.

In a separate case, seven were killed after a loess hill landslide buried nine people in four farmers' houses in north China's Shanxi Province on Tuesday evening. One was rescued and in stable condition. One remains trapped.

Comment by Joyce Paski on May 19, 2015 at 5:34pm

An embankment gave way under the elevated train Yellow Line in Chicago. No reason given. Fortunately no one was injured.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 19, 2015 at 12:49am

Heavy rains cause road to cave in Hancock County

May 18, 2015 

HANCOCK COUNTY -- Two sections of Old Kiln Road in the Leetown community caved in several feet Saturday night after heavy rains flooded the area.

The cave-ins occurred between North Bienville Road and Katie Drive in a section of roadway that was constructed over a culvert, Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director John Evans said.

"It looks like the rain just washed away a lot of the dirt underneath it," Evans said.

No one was injured during the collapse.

South Mississippi received an average of about 2 inches of rainfall over the weekend and left several roads and low-lying areas flooded.

County Road Manager Vic Johnson said that area of Old Kiln Road received about 14 inches of water.

The culvert was already slated for an expansion project prior to Saturday's collapse.

Road crews have blocked all lanes of the road and secured the perimeter of the cave-in to keep people away from the hazard.

County supervisors are consulting with their engineer to determine when repairs can begin.

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.

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