Structural failures

May 16, 2019 - 2:11 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — A building that was being refurbished collapsed Thursday in downtown Shanghai, and at least nine people are trapped while 11 have been pulled from the rubble. The building being converted into an auto showroom fell around 11:30 a.m., and the city's rescue service said 24 emergency...
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Trevor Clardy, 6, looks at flood waters outside his Pearl, Miss., Thursday, May 9, 2019. Strong winds, tornado warnings and substantial rains added to the flash flooding throughout Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 09, 2019 - 5:29 pm
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Several people were injured when a tornado damaged two apartment complexes in Arkansas, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on waterlogged areas throughout the nation's midsection. The severe weather moved eastward after forcing...
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An iron cross bearing the numbers of Ironworkers Local union chapters from Portland and Seattle stands next to flowers, Monday, April 29, 2019, at a memorial on a median across the street from where a construction crane collapsed and fell Saturday, killing four people, two of whom were ironworkers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 29, 2019 - 6:26 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Human error may have caused a crane collapse that killed four people and injured four others over the weekend, experts said Monday. Based on videos of the collapse, they said it appears workers who were disassembling the construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the...
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Fire and police crew members work to clear the scene where a construction crane fell from a building on Google's new Seattle campus crashing down onto one of the city's busiest streets and killing multiple people on Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Kuin)
April 28, 2019 - 3:10 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A college freshman was among the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed onto one of Seattle's busiest streets, the university said Sunday. Sarah Wong, who intended to major in nursing, was in a car when the crane fell from a building under...
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With a portion of the broken crane on the roof behind, a worker suspended in a basket clears debris from a building damaged when the crane atop it collapsed a day earlier, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Seattle. The construction crane fell from a building on Google's new campus during a storm that brought wind gusts, crashing down onto one of the city's busiest streets and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 28, 2019 - 1:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a crane collapse in Seattle (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Seattle Pacific University officials say one of its students was among the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed onto one of Seattle's busiest streets. The university says...
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Men carry a mobile shop to safer ground in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. Cyclone Kenneth arrived late Thursday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.Authorities are urging people to move immediately to higher ground as flooding and mudslides are feared in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth .(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
April 28, 2019 - 3:28 am
PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth's aftermath (all times local): 10:25 a.m. The United Nations says houses have begun to collapse in parts of northern Mozambique as serious flooding begins in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth. The U.N. humanitarian agency cites a rescue team...
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Emergency crews work the scene of a construction crane collapse near the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue near Interstate 5 in Seattle, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The crane was atop an office building under construction in a densely populated area. Authorities say several people have died and a few others are hospitalized after the construction crane fell onto a street in downtown Seattle pinning cars underneath on Saturday afternoon. (Joshua Bessex/The News Tribune via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 9:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Four people died and three were injured when a construction crane on the new Google Seattle campus collapsed Saturday, pinning six cars underneath. One female and three males were dead by the time firefighters got to the scene, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said. He said two of the dead...
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A construction crane fell into eastbound and westbound Mercer Street near Fairview Avenue East Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Seattle. Several people were killed and others wounded when a construction crane collapsed in downtown Seattle, pinning cars underneath. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 8:08 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a construction crane collapsed in downtown Seattle (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says he and his wife, Trudi, join all Washingtonians in extending deepest condolences to the family and friends of the four people who died when a crane...
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Workers continue rescue efforts on people still trapped inside a collapsed building at Porac town, Pampanga province, northern Philippines Monday, April 22, 2019. A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake in the north Philippines on Monday trapped some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 22, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake killed three people and trapped at several others Monday in a collapsed building that housed a supermarket in a northern Philippine province, where an international airport terminal was closed due to damage, officials said. Mayor Condralito dela Cruz of...
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Dead bodies of victims lie inside St. Sebastian's Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than two hundred people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne)
April 21, 2019 - 7:52 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan...
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