Structural failures

This aerial frame grab from video by WFLD-TV in Chicago shows rescue personnel at the scene where several people were reported trapped inside a Chicago water reclamation plant after a fire and possible explosion caused part of the building's roof to collapse Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (WFLD-TV via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — At least eight people were injured Thursday when an explosion caused a section of roof to collapse at a Chicago water reclamation plant, trapping some of the injured people inside, authorities said. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt told the Chicago Tribune that eight...
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This shows the collapsed scaffolding, center, at a hotel under construction after two workers fell to their deaths early Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, near Orlando, Fla. (Orange County Fire Rescue via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 4:49 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two construction workers fell to their deaths when scaffolding collapsed above the sixth floor of a hotel under construction near Disney World early Wednesday. A third worker managed to hang on and climb to safety, a fire-rescue spokesman said. The accident happened just...
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August 27, 2018 - 8:30 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's transport minister says the nation's entire infrastructure urgently needs both regular and extraordinary maintenance to avoid another tragedy like the bridge collapse that killed 43 people this month. Danilo Toninelli briefed lawmakers on Monday about the Aug. 14 collapse of...
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Genoa fans display a banner reading "In silence for you, hurt 43 times in the heart. Get back on your feet proudly and become splendid again!" to honor the 43 people who lost their lives when the Morandi highway Bridge collapsed last Aug. 14, prior to the Serie A soccer match Genoa and Empoli at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 2:20 pm
For the first 43 minutes of their club's Serie A opener, Genoa fans remained silent on Sunday. That was one minute for each of the 43 victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse in the port city this month. In the 43rd minute, spectators began applauding respectfully as the names of those who died in...
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A view of the partially collapsed Morandi highway bridge, in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. The unofficial death toll in Tuesday's collapse rose to 43 Saturday. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 9:46 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge's strength by 20 percent — a finding that came months before it collapsed last week, an Italian newsmagazine reported Monday. Despite the...
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A man inspects destroyed homes following an earthquake on Lombok island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Multiple strong earthquakes killed a number of people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
August 20, 2018 - 3:40 am
SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit about 10 p.m. was one of...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Indonesian soldiers and rescue team gather to prepare for evacuating tourists from Mount Rinjani, seen in the background, at Sembalun in East Lombok, Indonesia. A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed 460 people.(AP Photo/File)
August 19, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least three people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow magnitude 6.9 quake...
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A view of the partially collapsed Morandi highway bridge, in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. The unofficial death toll in Tuesday's collapse rose to 43 Saturday. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 12:54 pm
ROME (AP) — The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution on the concrete. RAI state television broadcast excerpts Sunday...
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People gather for a funeral service for some of the victims of a collapsed highway bridge, in Genoa's exhibition center Fiera di Genova, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Saturday has been declared a national day of mourning in Italy and includes a state funeral at the industrial port city's fair grounds for those who plunged to their deaths as the 45-meter (150-foot) tall Morandi Bridge gave way Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
August 19, 2018 - 5:58 am
PARIS (AP) — An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damage and at risk of collapse in the coming several years. President Emmanuel Macron's government had already promised new infrastructure spending, but is coming under new pressure...
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People stand by a small white coffin of a child ahead of a funeral service for some of the victims of a collapsed highway bridge, in Genoa's exhibition center Fiera di Genova, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Saturday has been declared a national day of mourning in Italy and includes a state funeral at the industrial port city's fair grounds for those who plunged to their deaths as the 45-meter (150-foot) tall Morandi Bridge gave way Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
August 18, 2018 - 12:20 pm
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims' families...
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