Building Collapse News

Construction Worker Dies Following Marlborough House Building Collapse

An investigation into the collapse of a 13-story building in Miami intensified after the sole individual injured in the collapse died from his injuries. The building, a condominium called the Marlborough House, which was being demolished to make way for a new 19-story tower, collapsed on July 23, 2018. Samuel [...]

By | 2018-08-14T12:09:22+00:00 August 4th, 2018|Building Collapse News|

Faulty Construction Could Cause Massive San Francisco Building Collapse

San Francisco is no stranger to massive earthquakes. In 1906 the city experienced one of the most significant earthquakes in history, destroying most of its downtown structures and killing an estimated 3,000 people. Since then the expectation has been that San Francisco learned from the loss. That it embraced the [...]

By | 2018-07-13T15:20:07+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Building Collapse News|

Woman Trapped for Hours in Building Collapse | Poughkeepsie, NY

A Poughkeepsie, New York, woman is lucky to be alive after several harrowing hours trapped underneath the rubble from a partially collapsed building. Firefighters and other emergency personnel worked for four and a half hours in brutally hot conditions to free the woman, in the process endangering their own lives. [...]

By | 2018-06-27T20:00:31+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Building Collapse News|

Pennsylvania Apartment Collapse Lawsuit Filed Against Landlords

A man who was injured in a 2017 Washington, Pennsylvania, building collapse has filed a lawsuit against the building's landlords for failing to fix hazardous conditions on the property. The victim lived in the apartment building and was at home with his fiancée when the building collapsed. He managed to [...]

By | 2018-06-01T14:04:34+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Building Collapse News|

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 | 2018-07-03T19:10:55+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|