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 February 15, 2017 at 4:57pm

Dadar building collapse results in Ola driver’s death

Wed, 15 Feb 2017-07:08pm , DNA

A three-storey building, Tejas in Dadar, Hindu colony collapsed on Wednesday evening around 5.30 pm, leading to the death of one person. The building, which was being demolished by the owner, was located in Hindu Colony's lane 2. The building collapsed on two cars which were passing by. The deceased, who died on the spot, was a driver of an Ola cab.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 14, 2017 at 6:42am

Part of Warrington townhouse development collapses Monday; high winds likely to blame, police say

February 13 2017

Jim McClernand was in his kitchen Monday eating lunch with his wife, Kitty, when she suddenly screamed.

Just a few blocks away, in the Warrington Pointe community, two townhomes under construction came crashing down. "She said it came down like a house of cards," he said.

McClernand said he then saw fire officials, police and representatives from homebuilder Pulte Homes converge on the scene to inspect the rubble.

Warrington's Director of Emergency Services Lee Greenberg said there were no reported injuries and the cause of the collapse is under investigation. He said Monday's high winds — which the National Weather Service reported were sustained at 25 mph to 30 mph with gusts reaching as high as 45 mph — were likely responsible.

Warrington police Chief Daniel Friel confirmed there were workers inside one of the adjoining units at the time of the collapse. 

"We know there may have been workers at the building earlier in the day but are unsure whether they were there when the building collapsed," said Valerie Dolenga, a spokeswoman for the Pulte Group Inc., in a statement issued Monday evening. She said the site is under a safety watch and will have an engineer on standby for the next few days.

After cleanup and evaluation, the company plans to rebuild. The four townhomes were to be the final addition to the 81-home community, Dolenga said.

She confirmed that a gas line shared by a few units in the neighboring building were shut off as a precaution. The  homeowners were advised to stay elsewhere because the building would not be heated, and the company offered to put them up in a hotel.

McClernand said he and his wife saw a few men on the third floor of one of the outer units, which remained standing after the two inner units fell.

"The wind was absolutely incredible," he recalled, adding that he doesn't feel his home is in any danger. "I feel comfortable. It's obvious that the wind blew through there and just took it up. Just like the wind would take an umbrella."


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 11, 2017 at 5:21am

Henderson County building collapse leaves worker dead

A worker died in a construction accident between Horse Shoe and Etowah on Friday afternoon, according to the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.

Major Frank Stout says the victim was 45-year-old Steven Jones from Etowah.

The incident happened around 2:15 p.m.

A construction crew was setting trusses in a building off of Highway 64, Stout said in an email, when there was a "domino effect" of the trusses, possibly caused by the wind.

"Workers showed up today to do their job. It's the end of the week, and sadly a tragic event like this does happen. But it will truly effect, not only the family, but the workers for the rest their lives," Stout told News 13.

Officials waited to release the victim's name until next of kin were notified.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 3, 2017 at 11:28pm

7-year old pupil, 4 others injured in school building collapse

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 3, 2017 at 11:22pm

Death Toll Rises to Seven in China Building Collapse

Friday February 03, 2017

Beijing, February 03 (QNA) - Seven people were confirmed dead, and two other were hospitalized, a day after after an apartment block collapsed near Wenzhou, an industrial city in eastern China, local officials said Friday. 
Part of a five-storey apartment building collapsed Thursday in the township of Baizhangji, burying members of two families, according to Xinhua news agency. The cause of the collapse was under investigation, the government said. 
By Thursday night, rescuers had freed one survivor from the debris and recovered five bodies. Another woman was found alive Friday morning, according to Xinhua. 
Fifty-eight people living nearby were evacuated, according to the report. 
More than 400 firefighters, paramilitary officers and medical workers carried out the rescue operation, with the help of cranes and excavators, Xinhua said. 
Wenzhou is a major manufacturing hub, attracting migrant workers from across the country.(QNA)

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 1, 2017 at 10:26pm

At least 7 labourers dead as under-construction building collapses in Kanpur

Relief and rescue is underway with army troops also pressed into the operation. Senior administrative officials have rushed to the spot.

By: PTI | Kanpur | Updated: February 1, 2017 6:51 pm

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At least 7 labourers were killed and a dozen others were injured after an under-construction building collapsed on Wednesday in Kanpur’s Jajmau. Kanpur Police DIG Rajesh Modak told PTI that number of dead and injured may rise. The incident took place in KDA (Kanpur Development Authority) colony in the afternoon, when top floors of the seven-storey under-construction building started falling, Modak said.

So far, seven bodies have been recovered and around a dozen injured have been sent to hospital, he said. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also tweeted on the incident, “Spoke to DG NDRF regarding the news of an under construction building collapse in Kanpur. Two teams are rushing to the spot for rescue ops”. “I offer my condolences to those who lost their loved ones in Kanpur building collapse. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,” he said in a second tweet.

Relief and rescue is underway with army troops also pressed into the operation. Senior administrative officials have rushed to the spot. According to the DIG, the exact number of dead and injured could be ascertained only after sometime as many more are fear trapped under the rubble.As per locals, the collapsed building belongs to Samajwadi Party leader Mahtab Alam but no official has confirmed this

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 31, 2017 at 5:27pm

6 KG pupils die in classroom collapse at Breman Gyambra

Tuesday 31st January , 2017 12:40 pm


Six kindergarten pupils of the Breman Gyambra Methodist KG School are reported dead, after their dilapidated classroom block collapsed this [Tuesday] morning.

Three other pupils were reported to be in a critical condition but are responding to treatment. The school is in the Asikuma Odoben-Brakwa District.

According to an eyewitness, there were visible cracks on the classroom building.

The Breman Asikuma District Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, (CHRAJ) Samuel Donkor, who witnessed the incident, spoke to Citi News after visiting the scene.

The building collapsed when a class was in session, killing four of the children on the spot.

The others died when they were being transported to the Breman Asikuma Our Lady of Grace Government Hospital.

The police, ambulance and the fire service were at the scene to aid in rescue attempts. The school has however not been closed down for the day, according to Mr. Donkor.

According to the eyewitness, he spoke to the headmaster of the school, who indicated that they were aware of the dilapidated state of the school building, for which the school’s  PTA decided to levy pupils to for repairs.

“He told me that at the last PTA meeting, they had decided to levy the children so that they will use the proceeds to renovate the place.”

Mr. Donkor further hinted that, CHRAJ may help the parents of the deceased and injured pupils to get some compensation from government.

“I left a message with the head teacher that if the parents come, they should tell them to come to the CHRAJ office so we assist them as to how they will get some compensation from the government,” he said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 29, 2017 at 7:05pm

Newly Constructed College Building Collapses In Balasore; Many Critical


Balasore: At least six persons were critically injured after a portion of the roof of a newly constructed building of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) caved in here on Sunday.

According to reports, all the five were rescued in critical condition while some others are to be believed to be trapped under the debris.

All the injured persons were admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here for treatment.

The eye-witnesses said the injured are construction workers who were working at the construction site.

Around 30-35 labourers were engaged in the construction activity, an eye-witness stated.

The horrific incident occurred at Balasore Mancheswar area at around 1.30 pm.

Locals who first rushed to the spot and rescued the five persons complained that their repeated calls to fire fighting personnel went unanswered.

The fire tenders and police reached the accident site after two hours, the locals alleged.

Two fire brigade teams, 2 bulldozers, one ODRAF team, NDRF team, a crane and 2 JCB machines engaged in rescue operations.

Poor quality construction is suspected to be the reason behind the collapse.

Meanwhile, the district administration has announced free treatment for the injured who are undergoing treatment at hospital.

Speaking to the media in the evening, Balasore ADM Manmath Pani said: "Search operations by fire brigade personnel, NDRF and ODRAF teams with the help of locals is completed and no one is buried under the concrete rubble."

the local police will lodge a complaint against National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) which is involved in the construction of the building and action will be taken against those who responsible for the mishap," the ADM added.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 28, 2017 at 7:21pm

Empty building collapses in Istanbul's Zeytinburnu, 2 killed

2017-1-28 10:31 am

LATEST — Empty building collapses in Istanbul's Zeytinburnu district, injuries among pedestrians reported

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 24, 2017 at 8:04pm

Building Under Construction Collapses In Roxbury

BOSTON (CBS) – A three-story building collapsed in Roxbury Monday night.

Firefighters say the second and third floor of the Winthrop Street building, which is under construction, fell down.

Debris crashed into the adjacent building causing minor damage.

The fire department says no one was injured or evacuated from the building.

Investigators are trying to figure out if the storm contributed to the collapse.

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