Minneapolis Building Collapse Investigated for Possible Link to Contractors

The Minnehaha Academy community is in mourning after two of their staff were killed in an explosion and subsequent building collapse at the school's upper campus. A total of nine other people were injured in the school building collapse. The death toll could have been catastrophically higher had school been back [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Millvale Building Collapse Seriously Injures Two Contractors

Two contractors suffered serious injuries when the Pennsylvania building they were working on collapsed on them. One of the contractors suffered injuries to his head while the other reportedly suffered fractures. The structural failure in Millvale is a reminder of the dangers of a building collapse during construction work. This [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Woman Trapped in Pennsylvania Building Collapse for 10 Hours

One woman is trapped after a Pennsylvania building collapse occurred on July 12, 2017. The woman was reportedly trapped under a refrigerator that fell during the collapse. According to reports, the owner of the building has been cited for unsafe conditions in the past. Luckily, no one was killed in [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Glacier Camp Balcony Collapse Injures More Than 50 People

The collapse of the balcony of a second story building at a Presbyterian church camp sent dozens of people to Montana hospitals with injuries that ranged from mild to severe. It made headlines around the country, but dangerous balcony collapses happen more often than most people realize, sometimes resulting in [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Philadelphia Building Collapse Victim Awarded $95.6 Million

A Philadelphia building collapse victim who had both her legs amputated following the tragedy has been given $95.6 million of the $227 million settlement reached with survivors and family members of those killed in the building collapse. Mariya Plekan was the most seriously injured of the people who survived the [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Manslaughter Charges Filed in Brooklyn Building Collapse

Michael Weiss, the owner of Brooklyn-based RSBY NY Builders Inc. and Park Ave Builders Inc. has been charged with manslaughter and a variety of other offenses in connection to the death of one of his workers and the serious injury of two others after a 2015 Brooklyn building collapse. Prosecutors [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Construction Company Linked to Copper Lounge Building Collapse Fined

The construction company linked to the Copper Lounge building collapse that killed one person and trapped another is being fined nearly $100,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Hultgren Construction has reportedly been cited for almost 30 violations linked only to the collapse of the building itself. The company [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

West Oakland Building Fire Kills Four

A West Oakland building fire has killed four people, just months after the devastating Ghost Ship fire in the same city killed 36. Fire officials had cited the building involved in the West Oakland fire as having serious code violations, but action didn't come quickly enough for the four people [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Building Collapse News|

NAACP Fighting Against Center City Building Collapse Convictions

A little more than a month after a record settlement was announced for the 2013 Center City building collapse in Pennsylvania, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is asking District Attorney Seth Williams to consider reducing the sentences of the only two men criminally charged in [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Henderson County Building Collapse Kills One

A Henderson County building collapse has left one worker dead. The tragedy occurred on a construction site in North Carolina on Friday, February 10, 2017, at around 2:15 p.m. Although building collapses are relatively rare, such construction accidents do happen and can have devastating consequences. "Domino Effect" Caused Henderson County [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Building Collapse News|