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” 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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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 26, 2020 at 3:19am

https://ktul.com/news/local/bristow-building-collapse

Historic building collapses in downtown Bristow

Monday, February 24th 2020

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Bristow police say a historic building collapsed near Route 66 and 6th Avenue on Sunday.
Officials say the building is a storage facility owned by a man who runs a biker rally.
No one is in danger and no businesses are affected by the collapse.

The chief said the building is just really old and fell apart.

Comment by Tracie Crespo on February 23, 2020 at 2:55am

https://www.nj.com/essex/2020/02/building-collapse-in-east-orange-p...

Building collapse in East Orange prompts multi-town response

East Orange building collapse

The entire center portion of a building in East Orange collapsed on Feb. 22, 2020.



A five-story building that collapsed on Saturday in East Orange is being surveyed by first responders from multiple municipalities.

The entire center portion of the building at the corner of North Arlington Avenue and William Street collapsed. It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries.

The windows on the building that were not impacted by the collapse appeared to be boarded up. A sign above the structure from the company Jordan Baris Inc. said the building was “available.”

First responders from East Orange Hoboken, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson were on scene. Additional information was not immediately available.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 11, 2020 at 11:34pm

https://92newshd.tv/at-least-eight-killed-in-muzaffargarh-building-...

At least eight killed in Muzaffargarh building collapse

Feb 12 2020

MUZAFFARGARH (92 News) – At least eight people killed and seven injured after a three-storey residential building has collapsed situated in Muzaffargarh’s Qunwan Chowk area.
According to the details, several people are feared to be trapped under the debris while a rescue operation is underway to pull out the remaining affectees including women and children.
The dead bodies and injured persons including a child in critical condition were shifted to DHQ Hospital. Locals feared rise in casualties as at least three families were residing in the building.
Rescue sources said the building was in dilapidated condition which collapsed after the construction of a market adjacent to it. Several teams have rushed to the site and commenced a rescue operation.
Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar expressed grief over loss of lives in the tragic incident and directed officials to provide best medical facilities to the injured.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 11, 2020 at 4:06am

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/building-facade-collapses-at-chelse...

Building Facade Collapses at Posh Chelsea Brownstone

Feb 10 2020


Thankfully no one was hurt as the stone structure came crashing down Monday morning, but the collapse comes just 2 months after a piece of a Manhattan building’s facade collapsed and killed a woman in midtown. NBC New York’s Adam Kuperstein reports.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 11, 2020 at 2:01am
Comment by Juan F Martinez on January 23, 2020 at 4:31am

Massive water tower CRUMBLE in Indian village, leaving 15 communities without drinking water   23 Jan, 2020 02:11

https://www.rt.com/news/478943-india-water-tower-crumble/
An immense water tower serving over a dozen villages in India catastrophically gave way, instantly crumbling to pieces and releasing thousands of gallons of H2O. Those hoping for rain may have gotten more than they bargained for.

The moment of the sudden collapse was captured on film by a resident of Sarenga – a small community in the state of West Bengal – on Wednesday, as startled spectators looked on in shock.  Though constructed only four years ago, the foundation of the water tower appears to have given way under its own weight.

“We suspect that the soil loosened, resulting in the collapse of the tank. Investigations are going on and the exact cause will be found out,” an official of the Public Health Engineering Department told PTI, asking not to be named.

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the mishap, though it did leave some 15 villages without a supply of drinking water in lieu of the huge 700,000-liter tank. The construction company that originally built the tower is now expected to replace it, according to the terms of a five-year contract with the local government, the official said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 2, 2020 at 7:02am

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/residents-evacuated-after-part...

Residents Evacuated After Partial Building Collapse in Boston’s South End

Five residents were evacuated from adjacent buildings

January 2 2020

The Boston Fire Department has responded to a partial building collapse in the city's South End neighborhood where five residents have had to be evacuated.

Crews are on scene Wednesday night at 23 Upton Street, a 5-story brick building that was posted as unoccupied due to serious structural deficiencies, according to the fire department.

The rear fire escapes and part of the vacant building have come down, the fire department says.

Parts of the fire escape and debris can be seen hanging in the trees in Public Alley 701

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 2, 2020 at 6:11am

https://www.zemtv.com/2019/12/31/karachi-a-multi-story-residential-...

Karachi: A Multi-story residential building Collapsed

A 6-story residential building in Ranchor Lane, Karachi, collapsed but fortunately no casualties were reported.

The 6-storey building was tilted to one side at Ranchor Lane Somra street. Sindh Building Control Authority officials declared the building bad and evacuated residents from the premises. There were 25 flats in the building.

The Karachi Municipal Corporation Demolition Team incharge had reviewed the building and announced it would be demolished in 20 to 22 days.

Abdul Sajjad Khan, in-charge of the demolition team, said the demolition of building was approved 13 years ago.

He said that the pillars of the building burst from the bottom, DG has formed a three-member committee on the building, to check if there was any leakage.

According to police, the electricity and gas of the building was also disconnected while the area adjacent to the building was sealed to avoid any casualties.

A section of a muddy residential building had cracks in it, which caused the building to burst within hours.

Sources say that after the construction of the flat, a compilation plan and a NOC were obtained.

Residents in the area say that the building was also set on fire in the past, the building was affected by the fire and was renovated a year ago.

A resident of the building said that strange sounds started coming out of the building at dawn, when we felt danger, we came out and saw cracks in the building’s pillars, which were immediately emptied.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has sought reports of the incident from Commissioner Karachi and SB officials.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 21, 2019 at 3:38am

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-50859901

Southsea's damaged seafront promenade collapses

19 December 2019

A section of Southsea's promenade has collapsed as work gets under way to stabilise the sea defences.

The sea wall near the town's naval memorial was damaged by strong winds and high tides in November.

Its latest collapse is in an area already identified as dangerous by Portsmouth City Council where emergency repair work is taking place.

The council said 10m (32ft)-long sheet piles were being driven into the beach to protect the area from more damage.

The emergency works are due to be complete on Friday and further repairs will resume in the new year.

A permanent solution which involves rebuilding 4.5km (2.8 miles) of sea defences is expected to begin in 2020, pending approval by the Environment Agency which will unlock government funding.

Portsmouth's deputy leader Steve Pitt said: "We are aware that our current sea defences are no longer fit for purpose and close to the end of their maintainable life.

"Incidents like this underline the need to move forward with our new defence scheme as soon as possible."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 18, 2019 at 7:07am

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/Two-killed-13-inju...

Two killed,13 injured in Saudi university building collapse


Filed on December 18, 2019

A Saudi citizen and an expatriate were killed in the accident.

Two people were killed and 13 were injured on Tuesday after the collapse of a building at Al Maarefa University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The victims were evacuated from the university building in Dareya, on the western outskirts of Riyadh, the Civil Defense authority reported.

Lt Col Mohammed El Hammadi, Civil Defence spokesperson of the Riyadh region, told the Saudi Press Agency that the Civil Defence's Search and Salvage crew rushed to the scene to evacuate the victims, help those around and look for who might be under the debris.

He added that a Saudi citizen and an expatriate were killed in the accident, and of the 13 injured, ten were discharged from hospitals, while work is continuing to remove the rubble and make sure nobody is missing.

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