Building collapses

May 25, 2017 - 9:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse. Mariya Plekan's attorney, Andrew Stern, announced the division of the $227 million settlement on Thursday. Lawyers for 19 people killed or injured...
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May 19, 2017 - 8:31 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio firefighter has died and two others are seriously hurt after a fire swept through a local shopping mall, where parts of the building collapsed and forced crews to retreat. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood says firefighters entered the strip mall Thursday evening...
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May 18, 2017 - 5:22 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police say at least 19 people have been injured in the collapse of a five-story building under construction in Sri Lanka's capital. Police spokesman Priyantha Jayakody says the building collapsed Thursday and 19 people have been sent to hospitals. Police and firefighters...
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May 12, 2017 - 9:26 am
CONROE, Texas (AP) — Three children were killed early Friday when a burning house collapsed north of Houston and three members of the same family are critically injured, according to a sheriff's official. Montgomery County sheriff's Lt. Scott Spencer said the children ranged in age from 6 to 13...
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FILE--In this July 9, 2014, file photo, a sign warns of radioactivity near a wind direction flag indicator at the "C" tank farm on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. An emergency has been declared Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation after a portion of a tunnel that contained rail cars full of nuclear waste collapsed. Randy Bradbury, a spokesman for the Washington state Department of Ecology, said officials detected no release of radiation and no workers were injured. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
May 10, 2017 - 12:22 pm
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Thousands of workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation were told to stay home Wednesday as efforts began to plug a hole that developed in the partial collapse of a tunnel containing dangerous radioactive waste from the building of nuclear bomb materials. A gravel road was...
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