Structural failures

October 13, 2020 - 8:04 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. military contractor has been indicted in California for allegedly faking quality control on construction projects in Africa that were so badly done some buildings collapsed, including an aircraft hangar, authorities said Tuesday. Micheline Pollock was named in a 98-count...
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Rescuers look for survivors after a residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi in Thane district, a suburb of Mumbai, India, Monday, Sept.21, 2020. (AP Photo/Praful Gangurde)
September 21, 2020 - 1:46 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least 10 people and trapping many others, officials said. Around 20-25 people are feared to be trapped under the rubble of the four-story building in Maharashtra state that collapsed...
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September 16, 2020 - 10:15 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said. The cranes collided and got tangled several stories above a building under...
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Rescuers search at the site of a collapsed building after getting signals there may be a survivor under the rubble, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. A pulsing signal was detected Thursday from under the rubble of a Beirut building that collapsed during the horrific port explosion in the Lebanese capital last month, raising hopes there may be a survivor still buried there. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
September 06, 2020 - 5:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A search operation of a building that collapsed during last month’s deadly blast in Beirut stopped on Sunday after rescue workers said they did not find any survivors. The operation in the historic Mar Mikhail district had gripped Lebanon since Thursday, sparking hope that a survivor...
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Chilean and Lebanese rescuers search in the rubble of a building that was collapsed in last month's massive explosion, after getting signals there may be a survivor under the rubble, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Hopes were raised after the dog of a Chilean search and rescue team touring Gemmayzeh street, one of the hardest-hit in Beirut, ran toward the collapsed building. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
September 03, 2020 - 12:21 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A pulsing signal was detected Thursday from under the rubble of a Beirut building that collapsed during the horrific port explosion in the Lebanese capital last month, raising hopes there may be a survivor still buried there. The effort unfolded after the sniffer dog belonging to the...
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In this aerial photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers are seen near the site of a collapsed two-story restaurant in Xiangfen County of Linfen City, northern China's Shanxi Province, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Rescue efforts ended at the two-story restaurant in the northern China village that collapsed during an 80th birthday celebration for a resident, leaving more than two dozen dead, authorities said Sunday. (Yang Chenguang/Xinhua via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 3:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — Rescue efforts ended at a two-story restaurant in a northern Chinese village that collapsed during a local resident's 80th birthday celebration, leaving 29 people dead, authorities said Sunday. The Ministry of Emergency Management said another 28 people were injured, seven of them...
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Actor Sean Penn, founder of Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), is interviewed at a CORE coronavirus testing site at Crenshaw Christian Center, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. Penn says his organization CORE has made some strides against the coronavirus and he's keeping its mission going by expanding testing and other relief services. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
August 27, 2020 - 7:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn has expanded his fight against the coronavirus beyond his own expectations. The Oscar winner’s disaster relief organization CORE has gone from providing 6,500 tests in a couple weeks to administering more than 1.3 million within a five-month span. The organization...
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People walk under a damaged tree from a typhoon on a main road in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. A typhoon damaged homes and other buildings, flooded roads and toppled utility poles on the Korean Peninsula before weakening to a tropical storm. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho)
August 27, 2020 - 1:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A typhoon barreled through the Korean Peninsula on Thursday, damaging buildings, flooding roads and toppling utility poles before weakening into a tropical storm. No casualties have been immediately reported in either South or North Korea as a downgraded Typhoon Bavi...
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Cesar Reyes, right, carries a sheet of plywood to cut to size as he and Robert Aparicio, left, and Manuel Sepulveda, not pictured, install window coverings at Strand Brass and Christmas on the Strand, 2115 Strand St., in Galveston on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Ginger Herter, who manages the shop, was erring on the side of caution boarding up the storefront as she waits to see what path Tropical Storm Laura will take as it heads toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts. "I'd rather do this and have to take them down rather than scramble to get them up later in the week," she said. ( Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
August 24, 2020 - 3:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Tropical Storm Marco fell apart, the Gulf Coast turned its attention Monday to Laura, another system following just behind that could grow into a supercharged Category 3 hurricane with winds topping 110 mph (177 kph) and a storm surge that could swamp entire towns. Still a...
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FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file aerial photo shows the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, after a fatal partial collapse in New Orleans. Crews on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, recovered the body of one of two construction workers that had been trapped in the collapse nearly 10 months ago of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 08, 2020 - 2:12 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Crews on Saturday recovered the body of one of two construction workers that had been trapped nearly 10 months ago in the collapse of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. Family watched as the remains of Quinnyon Wimberly, 36, were lowered from the complex using a...
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