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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http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/Five-Confirmed-Dea...

Five Confirmed Dead in Karnataka Building Collapse

Published: 08th February 2016 08:48 PM

Last Updated: 08th February 2016 08:49 PM

HUBBALLI: Five people including a woman police constable died after a dilapidated building at Hubballi Railway station came crashing on Monday. 

Two offices - Railway Parcel Unit and Railway Police Station - were allotted in the 90-year-old two-storied building which collapsed. Three people including a mother and child are feared to be trapped even as the rescue teams continued the search till night.

Incidentally, there was long pending demand before the Railways to vacate the building owing to its dilapidated condition, but the Railways did not take up any precaution measures.  The deceased - Salim Eeti, Timma Reddy, M Galappa, Kailash Rajani and Dakshayini Chennappagowdar, all from Hubballi were brought dead to the Railway Hospital on Gadag Road.

About 15 people who were present during the building collapse were injured and are being treated at the KIMS and Railway Hospitals. Three of the injured are said to be critical and are being treated in the ICUs. 

An eye witness said that there was a loud thud and they saw the building crashing down. The roof of the building crashed first later the entire building collapsed even as some of the occupants managed to escape just before the pillars were grounded.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo yesterday

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/pelican-building-collapse...

Pelican building collapses into water at Lake Macquarie

AN elderly woman had to run for her life after a waterfront restaurant, offices and an apartment collapsed into Lake Macquarie this morning.

The 78-year-old was at home in the apartment at Pelican when the entire development started to give way.

Within moments, the front of the building had collapsed into the lake.

Among the businesses affected was Milano’s On The Lake - one of the region’s most popular waterfront wedding venues.

NSW Fire & Rescue Superintendent Brett Davies said it was extremely fortunate the collapse did not occur over the weekend, when the restaurant would have been packed with patrons.

The terrifying scene inside Milano’s. Picture: Peter Lorimer

“It could have caused severe injuries to people,” he said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Sunday

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/cave_collapse_prompts_precationary_...

Cave Collapse Prompts Precationary Search at More Mesa

Area down coast from Goleta Beach is popular with young partiers

Firefighters peer down at the site where a large cave collapsed at More Mesa Beach, a spot popular with young partiers. Crews made a precautionary search of the area, but found no victims.
Firefighters peer down at the site where a large cave collapsed at More Mesa Beach, a spot popular with young partiers. Crews made a precautionary search of the area, but found no victims. (Zack Warburg / Noozhawk photo)

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor 

Santa Barbara County firefighters spent several hours Saturday afternoon making a precautionary search after a cave collapse was discovered in the cliffs below More Mesa.

“The whole area just caved in unexpectedly,” said fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni.

One engine and an urban search-and-rescue team — a total of 10 firefighters — were dispatched at about 3:30 p.m. to the collapsed cave, which is below Austin Road, down the coast from Goleta Beach.

The area is popular with young people for late-night parties and bonfires, and some of the caves are capable of holding quite a few people.

“Right now there are no reports of anybody in there, but because they are so popular, we couldn’t just walkaway,” Zaniboni said at about 6:15 p.m.

Firefighters were using probes and cameras inserted into the cave to see of they could see or hear anything.

“We’ll probably search another 30 to 45 minutes and then knock off if we don’t find anything,” Zaniboni said. “Hopefully no one is reported missing.”

Authorities planned to rope off the area overnight to keep people out due to the ongoing danger.

“The word to get out there is it’s real dangerous right now with those bluffs caved in,” Zaniboni said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Saturday

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/high-rise-residential-build...

High-rise residential building collapses in horrifying Taiwan earthquake that kills at least 14 people

Rescue teams search into the evening for the missing in a collapsed building from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building and trapping people inside.
(AP Photo/Wally Santana)Rescue teams search into the evening for the missing in a collapsed building from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building and trapping people inside.
and another:

4 injured in Airport building collapse

ome four people have been injured after an uncompleted building around Airport collapsed, Saturday.

The injured were working on the building when it collapsed, Joy News' Joseph Opoku Gakpo reported.

They however sustained minor injuries and were rushed to the hospital.

The collapsed building is located between Holiday Inn and Marina Mall around Airport in Accra. It is one of the imposing structures around the area.

The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained but officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation has ordered that work on the building be stopped pending an investigation into the collapse.

Director of Relief and Reconstruction at NADMO, Mr. Gavivina Tamakloe said NADMO will do an integrity assessment of the building after which a decision will be made.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Friday

http://www.wbrc.com/story/31140236/building-collapse-injury-downtow...

Nashville building collapse

Posted: Feb 04, 2016 11:08 AM EST Updated: Feb 04, 2016 7:27 PM EST

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A driver was injured when a building partially collapsed in downtown Nashville on Thursday morning.

Kimberly Nichols was in her catering truck when a wall of the United Methodist Publishing House building fell onto her truck.

The 58-year-old was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-critical injuries.

"My mother was driving and a building collapsed on her catering truck, but she feels blessed that she is alive. Her injuries are still unknown at this time and she is being evaluated," said Nichols' daughter, Jessica Mendez.

Part of the wall fell on a power line, causing power outages for more than 1,600 NES customers in the area. Power has since been restored.

Lee Roberts told Channel 4 he drives by the work site every day.

"It's been for several months now, and a lot of times they'll do some of this work on the weekends when there's less traffic around, but they've been working all day long for several months now," he said.

Police said Demonbreun Street will be closed from 8th Avenue South to 10th Avenue South until Friday morning when demolition has been completed.

“It is my understanding that the contractor had thought that as the work advanced, that there was the possibility of this happening, so they were planning to do the bulk of the work at night,” said Metro police spokesman Don Aaron. “Obviously, they weren’t anticipating their actions today causing the building to come outward onto the street.”

TOSHA is investigating the circumstances that led to the demolition and to make sure workers aren’t in any further danger.

Stephen Cline, the president of Demo Plus, said they are working with authorities to understand the collapse.

Over the last five years, Demo Plus has had three violations, each from a 2014 inspection. The company was fined $125 for a respiratory protection violation and another $125 for a hazardous chemical communication violation. They also received a third violation without a fine when the employer didn’t provide annual retraining on hazardous chemicals.

No one else was injured in the collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Friday
Bay Tree Lks Road Collapse2
Bay Tree Lks Road Collapse

Residents of Bay Tree Lakes subdivision who travel Horsepen Road got a rude surprise when a culvert that passes under the roadway collapsed. Bay Tree Lakes Property Owners Association President Charles Atkinson estimated that repairs to the roadway could take as much as two to three months.

NC Bay Tree Lakes residents see road collapse

http://www.bladenonline.com/bay-tree-lakes-residents-see-road-colla...

“It was a 40 plus year old culvert,” said Atkinson of the collapsed portion of the roadway.

He stressed that no one was injured when the collapse occurred though there are reports a car fell into the hole.

Atkinson said that the Property Owners Association does not own the roads within the subdivision. He said the roads are the responsibility of the subdivision’s developer Steve Jones.

Atkinson did say that an engineer is expected to inspect the collapse site and it has been requested the engineer inspect the other bridges and culverts in the development, to avoid another possible issue.

“There is a lot of technical work that has to be done,” said Atkinson.

He added that he is meeting Jones sometime on Friday at the site to discuss the matter further.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 2, 2016 at 5:28pm

http://theworldlink.com/news/culvert-collapses-in-coquille-expect-d...

Culvert collapses on Fairview Road in Coquille; expect detour

COQUILLE — Fairview Road is closed in Coquille between Central Boulevard and North Collier Street because of a collapsed culvert.

The culvert is less than a quarter mile from Central Boulevard and is four to five feet deep. A detour is set up on Central Boulevard to 10th Street to North Collier.

At the meeting of the Coquille City Council on Monday evening, City Manager Ben Marchant said Fairview Road is a county-maintained road. He said the collapse was first noticed on Sunday.

"This is going to have a severe impact on our local economy," Marchant warned.

That's because trucks will have to make a lengthy detour, and the current alternatives aren't feasible for trucks that are heavily loaded, Marchant said.

Water in Cunningham Creek was still flowing as of late Monday afternoon.

"The biggest obstacle, frankly, is the weather," Marchant said. 

Marchant said the culvert won't be repaired until the ground dries out, likely in the summer.

Marchant said he was in touch with county officials to seek an acceptable alternative for truck drivers.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 1, 2016 at 5:00pm

http://www.cbs8.com/story/31102876/high-winds-collapsed-scaffolding...

High winds to blame for scaffolding collapse in Bankers Hill

Posted: Jan 31, 2016 6:27 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - High winds caused the scaffolding of a ten-story building in Bankers Hill to collapse Sunday afternoon.

The building is located at 6th Avenue and Quince Drive. According to witnesses, a worker who was at the site warned people in the area to move away from the building when he noticed the scaffolding beginning to sway from the high winds. The scaffolding then collapsed into the street, damaging several cars and motorcycles in the area.

The worker had been at the site specifically to loosen the tension of the scaffold sails in order to make it easier for the wind to pass through the scaffolding. However, the scaffolding collapsed before he could complete the task.

San Diego Fire-Rescue crews arrived at the scene and evacuated the residents of a nearby building that was hit by part of the scaffolding.

Fire officials say no one was injured during the collapse.

and another:

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/san-pedro-home-collapses-we...

San Pedro Home Collapses Amid Stormy Weather

A home shifted off its foundation Sunday amid high winds and rain. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (Published Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016)

A vacant home undergoing remodeling work collapsed in San Pedro, causing a gas leak that was quickly secured, amid Sunday's windy, rainy weather.

The collapse was reported about 6:30 p.m. at 733 S. Leland St., Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

No one was injured and there was no fire, Humphrey said.

Department of Building and Safety personnel were summoned to the scene, according to Humphrey, who said first responders are not tasked with determining the cause of the collapse.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said though it wasn't 100 percent confirmed, the collapse was very likely weather-related.

The house may have shifted off its foundation, LAFD officials said.

"The gas leak was probably louder than the crash -- that's what made me call 911. I was just envisioning an explosion," Santos said. "I know they took the foundation out to fix it and they didn't reinforce it and with the wind and the rain, the house just shifted and fell back."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 25, 2016 at 3:23am

http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/cleveland/runway-closed-after-partia...

Runway closed after partial collapse at Hopkins



WKYC Staff 4:29 PM. EST January 24, 2016

CLEVELAND-- Crews are repairing a runway at Cleveland Hopkins Airport after a portion of the road collapsed. 

The airport is calling it a "pavement failure" and says it will have no impact on operations. 

The other two runways will be used as crews make repairs.
According to the airport, this "normally happens during the freeze thaw cycle since it's a bit warmer."

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on January 22, 2016 at 3:21pm

Lucky escape for residents as Rome building collapses

Lucky escape for residents as Rome building collapses

The top three floors of a building in Rome's Flaminio area collapsed overnight. Photo courtesy of Roma Today

Rubble piled up on the street below and cars were half-buried, but 10 families were safely evacuated from the building on Piazza Gentile da Fabbriano, near the riverside in northern Rome, and without any injury,Roma Today reported.

The fifth, sixth and seventh floor collapsed at around 4am in what one resident said “felt like an explosion”.

“We thought it was a bomb,” the resident told the newspaper.

Their lucky escape was down to an engineer who lives on the second floor. Alarmed by creaking sounds coming from the seventh floor, neighbours called on the expert for help.

She noticed cracks on the walls, and so alerted the fire service, who advised residents to leave the building.

Source: http://www.thelocal.it/20160122/residents-have-lucky-escape-after-r...

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