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

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1 killed, 26 injured in Jiangxi school building collapse: Shanghaiist

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo 7 hours ago

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One Dead After Tragic Ceiling Collapse On Taiwan Set Of Martin Scorsese Film

  • JAN. 29, 2015, 12:16 PM


A tragic accident on the Taiwan set of Martin Scorsese's upcoming film, "Silence," resulted in one death and two injuries, reports The Daily Mail.

After a scaffolding collapsed, three men were rushed to the hospital. Construction worker Chen Yu-lung was pronounced deceased, and the other two maintained head injuries and fractures. All three had been working on the set of the film, which is based on the Shusako Endo novel of the same name.

taiwan accident martin scorceseAPOne man was killed and two maintained injuries.

A spokesperson for the film released the following statement to Deadline:

“Today there was an unfortunate accident at CMPC Studios in Taiwan, where the Martin Scorsese film, Silence, is in pre-production. An existing structure on the CMPC backlot had been deemed unsafe by the production, and accordingly a 3rd-party contractor was hired to reinforce and make it safe prior to any production-related work commencing in this building. Sadly, during this process, the ceiling collapsed, resulting in the death of one of the contractor’s employees and injuries to two others. Everyone is in shock and sorrow and expresses their deepest concern and sympathy to the families of the individual who died and those who were injured.”

martin scorseseVictoria Will/Invision/AP"Everyone is in shock and sorrow and expresses their deepest concern and sympathy," said a spokesperson to Deadline.

The movie is in pre-production and will star Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, and Andrew Garfield.

A video of the collapse in link

 

Comment by Mark on Sunday

Building collapse kills 1, injures 4 in Egypt

http://eprahaar.in/building-collapse-kills-1-injures-4-in-egypt/

Cairo: At least one person was killed and four others injured when a five-storey building collapsed on them in Egypt’s northeast Dakahlia governorate.

Following the incident, security forces and rescue teams rushed to the spot and were searching for possible survivors trapped under the debris, medical sources said, adding that the injured include a child.

The cause behind yesterday’s collapse was being ascertained.

Incidents of building collapse are said to be common in Egypt due to illegal extensions and failure to adopt proper construction guidelines.

Last year, 19 people were killed and eight others injured when an eight-storey building collapsed in country’s Matariya district apparently due to illegal construction.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Sunday

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Parking Deck Collapse Injures Snowplow Driver in NJ

A snowplow operator was hurt after a parking garage collapsed in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Published Saturday, Jan 24, 2015)

A snowplow operator in New jersey suffered minor injuries Saturday when the top deck of a parking garage he was plowing collapsed, officials said.

No one else was injured, but a car on the second level of the garage in Secaucus was destroyed.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 21, 2015 at 6:17pm

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/3-storey-building-col...

3 storey-building collapses in Delhi, no casualties reported

3 storey-building collapses in Delhi, no casualties reported

Police and disaster management officials have reached the incident site at Gautampuri. A search and rescue operation is being carried out. (Demonstrative photo)

NEW DELHI: A three story building collapsed in Usmanpur area of northeast Delhi early on Wednesday.

The incident took place around 3am in lane number 2 of the Gautampuri locality of the area which is an unauthorized colony.

Officials confirmed that there were no casualties.

The house was a decade old and cracks had developed in the walls of late, neighbours said.

A family of five members, living on the top floor, had a miraculous escape as they manage to come out of the rubbled safely.

Around 12 fire tenders were rushed to the spot apart from the police and disaster management authorities like NDRF and NDMA.

The locals played a crucial role in the rescue and clearing operation. The injured have been rushed to GTB and other nearby hospitals where they are undergoing treatment.

The police are registering an FIR of negligence and other relevant sections.
Comment by KM on January 20, 2015 at 2:04pm

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One construction worker killed and a driver injured after overpass collapses in Ohio

  •  worker killed when overpass collapsed in Cincinnati
  • Driver of a tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries during incident at 10.30pm on Monday
  • Emergency crews still searching debris for more potential victims
  • Interstate in that area has been closed 'indefinitely' during investigation 
  • Bridge is part of off-ramp that was undergoing demolition

A construction worker was killed and a tractor-trailer driver injured when an interstate overpass undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati, fire and emergency medical officials said on Tuesday.  

The overpass - part of an off-ramp in Camp Washington, Cincinnati - collapsed around 10.30pm on Monday. 

The driver of a tractor-trailer crashed into the estimated 100 tons of concrete as it hit the ground. He was taken to  of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Emergency crews were working on Tuesday to retrieve the body of the construction worker who had been pinned under the collapsed debris.

A construction worker was killed on Monday night when an old overpass he was working on collapsed in Cincinnati, Ohio

The driver of a tractor-trailer had a lucky escape with minor injuries after his rig ploughed into the debris 

Rescue workers worked through the night on Tuesday to remove the trapped body of the construction worker who was killed when an off-ramp collapsed in Cincinnati, Ohio

Rescue workers worked through the night on Tuesday to remove the trapped body of the construction worker who was killed when an off-ramp collapsed in Cincinnati, Ohio

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 20, 2015 at 7:45am

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/01/20/1414781/12-dead-bulaca...

12 dead as Bulacan wall collapses

(The Philippine Star) 

Photo shows the remains of one of the victims of the accident in Guiguinto, Bulacan yesterday. RAMON EFREN LAZARO  

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan, Philippines – The wall of a warehouse being constructed in Barangay Ilang-ilang in this town collapsed yesterday afternoon, killing at least 12 people and injuring five others.

Witnesses said at least 14 people were trapped when the eight-foot high wall collapsed around 3:30 p.m. As of press time, the identities of the casualties and injured were being verified.

Police investigator Ariel Modelo confirmed that at least 12 people were killed in the accident. He also said that the number of dead and injured could still increase as rescue and retrieval operations were ongoing.

Liz Mungcal, executive officer of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management office, cannot yet ascertain what caused the collapse of the structure. 

But Senior Superintendent Ferdinand Divina, Bulacan Police provincial director, said initial reports showed that the wall collapsed on the barracks of construction workers.

and another collapse:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/manresa-road-chelsea-school-ro...

Manresa Road school roof collapse: Medics treat 15 primary school children after assembly hall ceiling caves in

At least seven children - aged between 9 and 12-years-old - have been treated for minor injuries following the horrific incident


Collapse: Fire crews have now secured the scene

At least 15 children have been treated by medics after a roof collapsed at a primary school this morning.

Seven have been taken to hospital with minor injuries after the assembly hall ceiling caved in at private school GEMS Hampshire School, in Manresa Road, Chelsea, west London.

Children aged between 9 and 12 were among those who suffered bruises and dust in their eyes and were taken to hospital.

The fire brigade said no one was trapped but emergency services remain on site treating those affected.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade told Mirror Online that they have now secured the building, and left the situation in the hands of the owners.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 13, 2015 at 9:02pm

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Road still closed as wall collapse crushes car in Torquay

Posted: January 11, 2015



  • The crushed car on Warren Road

A SECTION of Warren Road in Torquay remains closed this morning following a wall collapse that crushed a nearby parked car.

The stone wall gave way in the early hours of Saturday morning, bringing rocks and large boulders down onto silver Vauxhall Corsa. The car sustained major damage although no one was injured.

Large rocks also fell close to houses in the street as the road was made impassable at the Shedden Hill Rd end due to debris.





Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 10, 2015 at 4:23am

http://www.finditwestvalley.com/travel/breaking-building-under-buil... 

BREAKING: Building under building collapses in York County

Police and rescue crews responded to a building collapse this afternoon in the Nelson's Grant region of York County.

Police and rescue crews responded to a building collapse this afternoon in the Nelson's Grant region of York County. Five building workers sustained non-life threatening injuries and two of the five have been trapped under debris. 1 of the two, who were trapped, were flown in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital's Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance to the hospital. 

When York County's Fire and Life Safety and technical rescue group arrived at the scene personnel stabilized wooden trusses that had fallen before pulling the injured workers out of the debris, said Assistant Fire Chief Paul Long with York County Fire and Rescue.

Extended stated he could not say why the wooden trusses fell, which triggered a partial roof collapse. A federal OSHA representative was on the scene to gather data and investigate what triggered the creating collapse, Lengthy mentioned.

Dave Newcomb, owner of construction services who is developing the commercial creating in the Nelson's Grant area mentioned that the wooden trusses, which are used to create the roof, collapsed due to the fact of the wind.

"This has in no way happened before," Newcomb mentioned.

His building crew had set the trusses Friday morning and were preparing to add far more on Monday, he mentioned.

Roughly a single ladder truck, three fire engine trucks, 4 ambulances, one helicopter and a number of other automobiles responded to the incident that occurred at 1:47 p.m. on Friday at Nelson's Grant, a new improvement beneath building along Route 17 close to the intersection with Fort Eustis Boulevard. About 25 personnel responded to the incident, Long said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 5, 2015 at 12:43am

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Palermo-Agrigento, viaduct collapses in a week. Renzi: "The manager will pay"

"The viaduct Scorciavacche 2, on the Palermo-Agrigento, inaugurated last December 23 and cost 13 million, has collapsed. Only a lucky coincidence did not hurt anyone, but that does not change one iota the sins of the guilty. I asked Anas to the name of the official: time is over errors that never have a father. They will pay all ". Writes it on Facebook Premier Matteo Renzi, about the collapse of the variant "Scorciavacche", a new stretch of one kilometer of highway 121 as part of the modernization works of the route Palermo-Lercara Friddi. The announcement of the tour lives comes a few minutes a similar message always launched by Prime Minister on Twitter: "Viaduct Scorciavacche, Palermo. Opened December 23, collapses in 10 days.

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