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Parkade Collapse

Parkade Collapse

Parkade Collapse

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The collapse of a partially-built car park in the Mexican capital has killed seven construction workers.

At least 10 people were hurt in the accident in Mexico City.

Dik

RE: Parkade Collapse

We're sorry for their loss, their families' losses.

RE: Parkade Collapse

Precast, I suppose. Happens all too frequently.

RE: Parkade Collapse



"The collapse happened when workers were attempting to place a concrete beam in the structure.

Preliminary investigations suggest the beam hit a pillar, causing three storeys of the half-built structure to collapse."

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: Parkade Collapse

My condolences

RE: Parkade Collapse

The initial post brought back memories of the Cave on Foods collapse in Burnaby BC.

Quote (WIKI)

The Station Square collapse, also known as the Save-On-Foods collapse, was a major structural failure of a new supermarket and parking facility in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. On April 23, 1988, within minutes of the grand opening of a new Save-On-Foods store, a 6,400 square foot portion of the roof collapsed sending the rooftop parking deck and 20 automobiles crashing into the produce section below. There were no fatalities and 21 people were treated in hospital.[1] In the years following the collapse, recommendations from a commission of inquiry resulted in significant changes to the practice of architecture and engineering throughout British Columbia.
Full article; Link
This was also referred to as the "CAVE on Foods Collapse".
A miracle that there were no fatalities.

Bill
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