Tag: collapse

Construction Processes, Legal

Three Contractors Charged with Homicide in 2019 Fatal Bronx Construction Site Collapse

April 19, 2023

Via: ENR

Three contractors have been indicted in a 2019 collapse at a Bronx, N.Y., construction site where a worker was crushed to death by 1,000 pounds of debris. A fourth man is charged with fraud for disregarding safety codes. The Bronx […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Firm, Exec Plead Guilty to Willful OSHA Violation in Fatal 2017 Collapse

February 8, 2023

Via: ENR

A New Jersey contractor and its principal recently pleaded guilty to federal charges of willfully violating OSHA regulations over the 2017 death of a worker at a Poughkeepsie, N.Y. construction site. Prosecutors say the company’s operations manager ignored an engineer’s […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Spurred by Collapse, Group Calls For Recertification of Florida’s Existing Buildings

October 28, 2021

Via: ENR

To help avoid another building disaster, such as the June 24 partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South residential condominium in Surfside, Florida legislators should establish statewide mandatory structural recertification inspections and whole-building safety inspections for most existing buildings of […]


Questionable design, construction practices likely contributed to Surfside condo collapse

October 1, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The potential issues began with where Champlain Towers was constructed. An academic study found the building had been sinking two millimeters per year since the 1990s due to subsidence, or settling of the ground in what was once a marshland […]

Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA cites engineer, 10 contractors in deadly Hard Rock New Orleans collapse

April 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

After a months-long investigation, OSHA has cited and fined 11 firms in connection with the October 2019 partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans. The agency has proposed fines totaling $315,536, and all companies have 15 days […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Experts: Early removal of bolts likely cause of deadly Seattle crane collapse

May 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The state L&I department is currently investigating what role five contractors played in the collapse — Bellevue, Washington-based general contractor GLY Construction; crane subcontractors Northwest Tower Crane Service and Omega Morgan; tower crane owner Morrow Equipment; and Woodinville, Washington-based Seaburg […]