Two Pennsylvania Firefighters Die in York Building Collapse

Two firefighters died and two more suffered injuries in a building collapse in York, Pennsylvania. The collapse happened on Thursday, March 22, as firefighters searched for hot spots following a massive blaze at the Weaver Organ and Piano building, a historic building that was being renovated for residential units. Investigators [...]

By | 2018-04-03T14:26:00+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Building Collapse News|

Deck Collapse at Savannah Bar Injures 14 on St. Patty’s Day

A deck collapse on St. Patrick's Day at a Georgia bar injured 14 people, including two who sustained serious injuries. Investigators are looking into the cause of the deck failure, with early reports suggesting the problem was not overcrowding. Though structural collapses are not common, they often have terrible consequences [...]

By | 2018-03-21T13:54:59+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Building Collapse News|

Brooklyn Structural Collapse Traps Man Before Scheduled Demolition

A building collapse in Brooklyn, New York, trapped a man who was in the structure scavenging for materials. Rescuers worked frantically to help the man, concerned that another wall might collapse on them while they freed him. The building itself was under an emergency demolition order due to the high [...]

By | 2018-03-06T09:12:29+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Building Collapse News|

Fire Lieutenant and Resident Killed in North Philadelphia Building Collapse

A firefighter who had 11 years of service with the Philadelphia Fire Department perished battling a fire in North Philadelphia, after the structure he was inside collapsed and trapped him under debris. The January 6, 2018, fire and collapse also claimed the life of a resident who was inside the [...]

By | 2018-01-16T14:27:40+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Building Collapse News, Structure Fire News|

California Cities Move Ahead with Building Earthquake Retrofits

Cities in California, including Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and San Francisco, are moving ahead with plans to retrofit buildings to ensure they can withstand a massive earthquake. Earthquake related structural failures in California resulted in more than 65 deaths since 1971, according to reports. Retrofitting older buildings—including concrete and wood [...]

By | 2018-01-30T10:58:19+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Building Collapse News|

Sioux Falls Building Collapse Contractor Could Faces Criminal Charges

The contractor found responsible for the building collapse in Sioux Falls could face criminal charges. The collapse of the old Copper Lounge building killed one worker and left a building resident trapped under rubble for hours while rescuers worked to free her. Hultgren Construction already faces fines related to the [...]

By | 2017-12-22T15:00:12+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

58-Year-Old Woman Killed in Kettering House Explosion

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a home explosion in Kettering, Ohio, which left a woman dead and a house destroyed. The blast, which officials say may have been caused by a natural gas leak, follows a fatal Madison Township home explosion approximately one month prior, as well [...]

By | 2017-12-14T17:16:02+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Building Collapse News, Structure Fire News|

Serious Injuries Reported in San Diego Parkour Platform Collapse

As many as 21 children and two adults were injured on November 11 when the platform at a San Diego, California, parkour facility collapsed. Some of the children went to the hospital with neck and back injuries, officials reported. Investigators are looking into what might have caused the structural failure, [...]

By | 2017-11-17T17:14:43+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Madison Township House Explosion Still Under Investigation

A Madison Township, Ohio, couple awoke to a real-life nightmare on November 6, 2017, when an explosion demolished their house. The explosion ultimately claimed one of their lives and destroyed the home the couple shared. Although a preliminary link has been found to a natural gas leak as the cause [...]

By | 2017-12-05T14:45:16+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Building Collapse News, Structure Fire News|

Construction Workers Injured in Brooklyn Building Failure

Six construction workers suffered injuries when the Brooklyn building they were working in collapsed on Tuesday, October 17 at around 10:00 a.m. At least one of the workers was trapped for a while under the rubble while rescuers were called in to help, while four suffered serious injuries. The workers [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:00:11+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Building Collapse News|