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64 killed in Delhi building collapse

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 8:25 am

51 killed in Delhi building collapse

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 3:25 am

Three dead in Quang Ninh coal mine collapse

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2010 at 11:21 am

The entrance of the cola mine which collapsed August 13 killing three workers and injured the other (Photo: Tien Phong Newspaper)

Three workers found dead and one alive after a coal mine, where they were working at a depth of over 100 meters under the ground, collapsed in Cam Pha town of the northern province of Quang Ninh on August 13 night.

At 2pm on August 14, rescue forces found and took the four trapped men out of the mine. Only Viet has fortunately escaped the death as a steel net covered his body, creating an empty space for him to breathe amid the huge heap of soil and stones.

The accident occurred at the coal mine of Mong Duong Coal Company. The four victims include deputy foreman Nguyen Thanh Binh, 38, and three workers Ngo Van Dau, 27, Nguyen Van Doan, 25, and Nguyen Van Viet, 22.

Source: SGGP

Ministry probes viaduct collapse

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Ministry probes viaduct collapse

QĐND – Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 22:1 (GMT+7)


Transport Minister Ho Nghia Dung has asked relevant agencies to uncover the cause of the recent collapse of four girders of the Phap Van viaduct and file a report to the ministry before April 24.

The collapse of four girders of the viaduct, part of the Thanh Tri Bridge project crossing the Linh Dam urban area and Giai Phong-Phap Van intersection, happened on April 18.

Minister Dung also urged relevant agencies, including the Thang Long project management board, joint contractors Sumitomo Mitsui and the Thang Long Construction Corporation and the project’s supervisors and consultants, to promptly check the project’s design, implementation process and labour safety measures.

Early assessments showed that the incident was due to careless construction, according to spokesman for transport minister Nguyen Van Cong.

The girders were placed on the bridge piles in late 2009 and were propped up by wooden bars, leaving the girders unstable and causing them to collapse, said Cong.

Nguyen Duc Y, director of Bridge Company No 7 under the Thang Long Construction Corporation – the project’s contractor, said that weak welds that linked the girders might have been to blame for the incident.

The company is still studying the cause of the collapse and it would try not to let the incident affect the progress of the construction which was expected to finish in August, he added.

Deputy Director General of the Thang Long project management board – the project’s investor – Pham Thanh Binh said the management board was checking the remaining girders to ensure a similar incident would not happen.

If any remaining girders were found to be at risk of breaking, the management board would ask the contractor to immediately deal with the problem to ensure the project’s quality and deadline, he said.

Each of the girders would take the contractor more than a week to replace them, Binh added.

An estimated 600 million VND (31,500 USD) worth of damage was caused by the collapse.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Girders of viaduct under construction collapse in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 at 9:35 am

Four girders of Phap Van – Linh Dam viaduct under construction in Hanoi unexpectedly collapsed on Sunday, causing panic among residents around the construction site.

File photo shows Phap Van – Linh Dam Bridge’s girders after the collapse on April 18. (Photo:SGGP)

The collapse happened during lunchtime so it left no casualties, but an estimated 600 million (US$31,500) worth of damage was done, said Nguyen Duc Y, director of Bridge Company No.7.

The girders were set up in position in the end of 2009, said Mr. Y.

According to Dai Kim Ward’s police, after the case occurred, security guards of the construction site blocked the scene and the project contractor planed to hide the news on the collapse.

While a worker wanted to come in the construction he was stopping and attacking by the security guards, said a police of Dai Kim Ward.

The Bridge Company No.7 is studying the cause of the collapse and it would try to not affect the progress of the construction which was expected to finish in August, said Mr. Y.

The Phap Van -Linh Dam viaduct is a part of the Thanh Tri Bridge project crossing the Linh Dam urban area and Giai Phong-Phap Van intersection.

Source: SGGP

45 people presumed dead in Indian bridge collapse: official

In World on December 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

The number of people presumed killed when a bridge collapsed in western India rose to at least 45 on Saturday, an official said, as rescue divers struggled to recover bodies pinned under water.

Indian rescue personnel work at the scene of a collapsed bridge at the Chambal river in Kota, some 550 kilometres from Ahmedabad, on December 25, 2009. (AFP Photo)

Dozens of labourers plunged into the water late Thursday when the bridge on which they were working gave way over the Chambal river on the outskirts of the city of Kota in Rajasthan state.

“At least 45 people are presumed to have died in the bridge collapse,” senior police official Rajeev Dasot told AFP, raising the estimated death toll from 17.

“The total death tally should be between 45 and 50,” Dasot said, adding another four people were in hospital.

The bridge was being jointly built by South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Gammon India, police said.

Two senior project managers, including a South Korean national, have been arrested on accusations of culpable homicide, Dasot said.

Rescue workers were using cranes and gas cutters to slice through the wrecked bridge which was partially submerged.

Two teams of naval divers were helping retrieve bodies from the deep waters.

Dasot said one of the men arrested was working as deputy project manager for Gammon while the South Korean was employed as chief project officer for Hyundai.

“We have taken the most stringent action possible under Indian law,” said Dasot.

There was no immediate statement by either company on the accident.

India’s national highway authority has launched an inquiry into the accident.

Deadly construction site accidents are relatively common in India, where health and safety rules are routinely flouted.

No up-to-date figures exist for the number of occupational accidents and deaths in India, but the UN’s International Labour Organisation has estimated that 50,000 people die here each year from work-related causes.


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Five die in Binh Duong building collapse

In Vietnam Society on December 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm

A five-storey building collapsed in Di An town, the southern province of Binh Duong on December 19, killing at least five people and leaving four with serious injuries.

Rescue workers search for victims after a five-storey building collapsed in Binh Duong Province December 19. (Photo: Tuoi tre)

There were 14 people including painters, masons and electricians working in the building, still under construction, at the time of the collapse.

Provincial rescue workers searched for bodies in the wreckage and transported the injured to hospitals.

The two sons of building owner Hoang Tuan On are reported to have suffered broken legs in the incident, which saw the entire building leveled.

On said he purchased the original two-storey building from another owner and was modifying it to five stories.

An investigation into the cause of the collapse is underway.

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Uneven foundation yielding blamed for bridge collapse

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Uneven yielding of the foundation of a temporary pillar was mainly responsible for the collapse of Can Tho bridge last year that killed 54 workers and injured 80 others, said a government official.

The uneven sinking of the foundation of temporary pillar T13U resulted in the breaking of bolts and crossbars, said Minister Construction Nguyen Hong Quan, head of the state commission in charge of investigating the cause of the September 26, 2007 accident, at a press briefing in Hanoi on July 2.

The minister said the cause “is considered an unfortunate occurrence that is difficult to foresee in normal designing.”

Construction of the 295 million USD bridge spanning the Hau River, a branch of the Mekong River, that will link the southern province of Vinh Long and Can Tho city, kicked off on Sept. 25, 2004.

Once completed, it will be Vietnam’s longest cable-stayed bridge with a 1 km main section and a four-lane carriageway of 26m wide.