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    Building(s) Collapse In Philly

    Desperate rescue effort underway after building collapse in downtown Philadelphia

    Published June 05, 2013

    FoxNews.com

    DEVELOPING: Philadelphia rescue crews are searching frantically for survivors after a building collapsed in downtown Philadelphia Wednesday morning, with initial reports indicating up to 10 people may trapped under the debris, MyFoxPhilly.com reported.

    Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said police are "still pulling people out," from the rubble and there is believed to be two people still trapped.

    The collapse occurred on 22nd and Market streets, in the city's downtown area. Dozens of firefighters and emergency personnel are at the scene. At least three people have been pulled from the rubble and transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A total of 11 were hospitalized.

    Marc Newell told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he heard an "unbelievable rumble," "like a freight train."

    "You could hear the moaning," he told the paper.

    The firefighters were conducting a "hands-only" operation, with no heavy equipment for about the first hour. It was firefighters with buckets moving bricks. A team of four search dogs are also deployed at the scene.

    The collapse involved a Salvation Army corner thrift store and a four-story building next door with a sandwich shop on the first floor. It's not clear whether any other adjacent buildings were damaged.

    MyFoxPhilly.com reported that it appears firefighters are split into two groups: one group is focused on the back of the collapsed building while the other group is inside the Salvation Army.

    The Salvation Army next door was undergoing demolition, but it is not immediately clear if there is any connection, The Philadelphia Fire Department told Fox News. Police, however, said it appears the collapse was the result of an industrial accident.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/05...#ixzz2VMPntx9i

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Desperate rescue effort underway after building collapse in downtown Philadelphia

    Published June 05, 2013

    FoxNews.com

    DEVELOPING: Philadelphia rescue crews are searching frantically for survivors after a building collapsed in downtown Philadelphia Wednesday morning, with initial reports indicating up to 10 people may trapped under the debris, MyFoxPhilly.com reported.

    Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said police are "still pulling people out," from the rubble and there is believed to be two people still trapped.

    The collapse occurred on 22nd and Market streets, in the city's downtown area. Dozens of firefighters and emergency personnel are at the scene. At least three people have been pulled from the rubble and transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A total of 11 were hospitalized.

    Marc Newell told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he heard an "unbelievable rumble," "like a freight train."

    "You could hear the moaning," he told the paper.

    The firefighters were conducting a "hands-only" operation, with no heavy equipment for about the first hour. It was firefighters with buckets moving bricks. A team of four search dogs are also deployed at the scene.

    The collapse involved a Salvation Army corner thrift store and a four-story building next door with a sandwich shop on the first floor. It's not clear whether any other adjacent buildings were damaged.

    MyFoxPhilly.com reported that it appears firefighters are split into two groups: one group is focused on the back of the collapsed building while the other group is inside the Salvation Army.

    The Salvation Army next door was undergoing demolition, but it is not immediately clear if there is any connection, The Philadelphia Fire Department told Fox News. Police, however, said it appears the collapse was the result of an industrial accident.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/05...#ixzz2VMPntx9i
    I guess they were successful.



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    Yeah. The building next door was under demolition, but that had NOTHING to do with the building collapse.

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    Not sure if it's true or not but I heard a witness say that she saw the escavater hit the building and then it collapsed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Not sure if it's true or not but I heard a witness say that she saw the escavater hit the building and then it collapsed.
    Is that some sort of half escalator / half elevator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Not sure if it's true or not but I heard a witness say that she saw the escavater hit the building and then it collapsed.
    Excavator

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Is that some sort of half escalator / half elevator?
    I am interested in your ideas, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.



    Demolition work is dangerous work. Any number of things could have caused the collapse. Simplified, I bet a demo worker knocked out a critical remaining piece of structure, and that it didn't just fall on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    and that it didn't just fall on its own.
    Ya think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Ya think?
    Mother nature has a way of bringing things down, ya wanker.

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