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.

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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

 

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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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One killed, several injured in stairwell collapse in Siberia

 May 31, 18:23 UTC+3 
According to a source, one person died as a result of the collapse

NOVOSIBIRSK, May 31. /TASS/. One person was killed and a few injured as a stairwell collapsed in a residential building in the city of Mezhdurechensk in southwest Siberia’s Kemerovo Region, emergencies services and law enforcement agencies reported Tuesday.

"One person died and three were injured as a result of the stairwell collapse," a law enforcement source said.

The stairwell of a five-story residential building collapsed on Vesennyaya Street in Mezhdurechensk at about 17:30 Moscow Time. Search and rescue operations are underway, the dwellers have been evacuated.

A criminal case has been initiated over violations of security regulations during construction works.

Three injured people were hospitalized to the city hospital, medics and emergencies officials said.

There could be up to six people under the debris, a law enforcement source said.



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Road collapses in Pathum Thani 28 May 2016 at 16:27 

PATHUM THANI – A section of a canal-side road in Nong Sua district has been closed for emergency repairs after it collapsed late Friday night. Some houses were also damaged after the 50-metre stretch... 

PATHUM THANI – A section of a canal-side road in Nong Sua district has been closed for emergency repairs after it collapsed late Friday night. Some houses were also damaged after the 50-metre stretch... 

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Saturday

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Two 'lucky to be alive' after hotel flattened in horror collapse

THIS is the devastating scene after a hotel COLLAPSED and narrowly avoided two shoppers.



Harbour View Hotel, SeashamTWITTER

FLATTENED: The wreckage after the shop collapse this morning

The Seasham Harbour View Hotel in Durham collapsed straight onto the street as residents walked past while doing Bank Holiday shopping.


People watched in horror as the entire front of the building collapsed onto the pavement – narrowly missing two shoppers.

People were sitting either side having coffees when the rubble began raining onto the seafront footpath.

The hotel was hit by a huge fire in September last year and work was underway to demolish it when it fell to the ground this morning.

Shops and cafes on the street were shut amid the mayhem.

Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at 10.50am today, they confirmed.

The firefighters attended following a call from a member of the public and made the building safe.

Shaun Sparks, who saw the incident happen told The Echo: "Was out on a Saturday morning jaunt on my road bike. It literally happened just before I rode past.

"Got covered in dust off the collapse. Apparently there was a couple that were just on the pavement as it happened. They were luckier."

The case has now been handed over to demolition experts and council officials.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 16, 2016 at 6:31am

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6 injured,1 seriously after temporary structure of building collapse

May 15, 2016

When the incident happened, the six workers were carrying out construction work on the fourth floor of the building.

PETALING JAYA: Six foreign workers were injured, including one seriously when part of a temporary structure of a building which is under construction in Persiaran Barat, Petaling Jaya, near here collapsed this morning.

In the 9am incident, the temporary structure that was used by the workers for slab installation works on the fourth floor of the building suddenly collapsed.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department Operations Officer, Fire Chief Mustakim Rimon said the victims comprised an Indonesian and five Bangladeshis in their 30s.

“When the incident happened, the six workers were carrying out construction work on the fourth floor of the building.

“One of the victims who was severely injured was brought out by the fire and rescue personnel, two others were saved by their friends while the other three managed to save themselves,” he said when met at the scene.

He said the last victim was taken out at about 2.50pm.

“The victim who was severely injured in the waist area has been saved.

“We brought him out manually after attempts to use a crane were found to be unsuitable,” he said.

He said the department received an emergency call at 9.56am and arrived four minutes later.

“A total of 25 members and officials from the fire stations in Section 7, Petaling Jaya and Damansara were rushed to the location,” he said.

Mustakim said all the victims were taken to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre for treatment and the cause of the incident was still being investigated.
It is understood that the construction work at the location has been temporarily stopped.

Meanwhile, a witness Kamal Hussain, 40, said during the incident, he and his friends rushed to the construction site that was located less than 100 metres away before seeing several people trapped under concrete slabs.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 10, 2016 at 6:45pm

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Several workers injured as building collapses in Negril

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 7:31 AM

NEGRIL, Jamaica – Several construction workers were rushed to hospital this morning, after a section of a building under construction at the former Grand Lido hotel in Negril collapsed.

OBSERVER ONLINE is unable to ascertain the cause of the collapse and the condition of the injured workers who are currently receiving treatment at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Hanover and the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland.

It is also understood that several workers are also trapped under the rubble of the two-storey building that was being constructed.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 6:00 am Personnel from the Negril Police Station and the Negril Fire Department are currently on the scene

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 10, 2016 at 6:31pm

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WATCH: Shocking building collapse caught on camera

By: ABP News Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 May 2016 7:46 PM

Patna: A shocking incident of building collapse has come to light. The building collapsed in Bihar, injuring several people who were residing in the building.

According to reports, the incident occurred in Bihar’s Sheohar district. The building collapsed in dramatic fashion . The building first tilted, than swayed sideways and then collapsed completely .

The chocking incident was caught on camera. Who recorded the video was not clear. The footage was uploaded on YouTube.

It is not clear why the building collapsed and how many people were injured.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osmys0UW4YQ

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 6, 2016 at 4:44am

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Parking lot collapses, closing bridge

HARRISBURG, Pa. Three buildings and a parking lot near the Mulberry Street Bridge have collapsed, according to fire officials. WHP-TV's Kristin Mazur was at the scene when the parking lot collapsed. She reports she heard a loud noise and ran outside, where she saw part of the parking lot had collapsed and that an unoccupied car had come down with it.

Officials are saying that while the collapse has closed the bridge, the bridge is still safe.

The cement from the parking lot and the car just plummeted on top of Howard Tire & Auto, Inc. on Cameron Street, Mazur said.

"The wall adjacent to the bridge was not stable and I was saying that all along that this was going to happen one day, and it had to be fixed," Howard Tire & Auto, Inc. owner Howard Henry said.

Road closures are in place -- Cameron Street between Berry Hill and Market is currently closed, along with the Mulberry Street Bridge.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 4, 2016 at 5:53am

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Road collapse on Highway 108

A section of the westbound lane of Highway 108, just before Knox Bridge Highway, has been repaired and reopened after the road collapsed this morning, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

The road sunk and collapsed this morning around 5 a.m. leaving one lane of the highway shut down.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 30, 2016 at 6:14am

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Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

April 29, 2016 Updated: April 29, 2016 7:45pm

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and flooding, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble, Kenyan officials said.

A search-and-rescue team managed to pull three children and an adult out from the remains of the building in the Huruma area, the Kenya Red Cross said. It was not immediately clear whether there were fatalities.

The Red Cross said 150 building units and adjacent homes were affected.

Live TV footage showed the National Youth Service and firefighters removing stones by hand and a crowd cheering when a child was removed from the rubble.

Hours-long traffic jams caused by flooded roads delayed rescue teams trying to reach the scene, Japheth Koome, Nairobi's police chief, said. Kenya is in the midst of its April-May rainy season.

Because of a high demand for housing in Nairobi, some property developers bypass building regulations to cut costs and maximize profits. The Architectural Society of Kenya has estimated that 50 percent of structures in Nairobi are not up to code.

President Uhuru Kenyatta last year ordered an audit of all the buildings in the country to see if they are up to code after eight buildings collapsed, killing at least 15 people.

The report from the audit by the National Construction Authority found that 58 percent of buildings in the capital were unfit to live in. The majority of Nairobi's population live in low income areas or slums.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 20, 2016 at 5:45am

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North Melbourne wall collapse at Royal Park Hotel site

April 19, 2016 8:58pm


A mother pushing her pram has had a lucky escape after a wall collapsed in North Melbourne. Picture: Jason Edwards

A MOTHER pushing a pram had a near miss when a wall collapsed in North Melbourne this morning.

Demolition work on the Royal Park Hotel on the corner of Queensberry St and Howard St had been halted by a CFMEU safety team yesterday after the union discovered an asbestos check had not taken place.

The wall collapsed around 8.30am. Nobody was injured.



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