Latest Structural failures News

Dangerous search on for 1 missing after hotel collapse

Oct. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable New Orleans hotel Monday in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed . Two people are known to have died in the Saturday disaster and more than 20 were hurt. Fire...

The Latest: 1 victim in hotel collapse identified

Oct. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The coroner's office in New Orleans has identified one of two workers known to have died when a hotel under construction partially collapsed. He was 49-year-old Anthony Floyd Magrette....

Construction platform fails, leaving worker dangling in air

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two workers on a construction platform in New Jersey were rescued after it failed and left one worker briefly dangling by his safety rope in midair. No injuries were reported Monday morning in Atlantic City. The platform holding the workers was about six floors up...

Indian police say 12 killed when house collapses in north

Oct. 14, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 12 people were killed after a two-story house collapsed Monday in a village in north India, officials said. Another 13 people were injured in the collapse in Walidpur, a village in Uttar Pradesh state, said Awanish Awasthi, a state government spokesman. The village is nearly...

New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

Oct. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue crews on Sunday searched for a worker missing in the partial collapse of a New Orleans hotel that was under construction, their work proceeding cautiously amid fears about the stability of the structure, authorities said. Officials declined to say if they have any indication...

The Latest: 2nd person dead in building collapse

Oct. 13, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local): 11:35 p.m. New Orleans' officials say a second person has been killed in the partial collapse of a hotel under construction. The city's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency...

Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Oct. 13, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans' historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris, killing two people and injuring more than 20. Rescue workers searched the largely unstable building for one person still...

1 confirmed dead and 3 unaccounted for after large portion of a hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses

Oct. 12, 2019 12:57 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 1 confirmed dead and 3 unaccounted for after large portion of a hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses.

Bridge collapse traps vehicles in China, killing 3 people

Oct. 11, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Three people have been killed and two injured in the collapse of bridge in eastern China. An overloaded truck reportedly caused the bridge in Jiangsu province to buckle on Thursday night. State broadcaster CCTV said the truck was carrying 187 tons of goods on a span where the maximum allowed...

NTSB: Firm tied to collapsed Miami bridge wasn't qualified

Oct. 8, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The firm that reviewed the design of a Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year was mistakenly listed in a Florida state report as qualified for that type of project even when it wasn't, federal documents show. The National Transportation Safety Board released...