4 Structural Failures on November 4th - An Engineer's Aspect


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

4 Structural Failures on November 4th

The Evening Tribune, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Tuesday, November 4, 1913, Page 1.


One Man Killed and Engineer and Two Firemen Injured.

Richmond, Va., Nov. 4.--A sixty-foot span of a wooden trestle over Pamunkey river, on the west division of the Southern railway, collapsed under the weight of a combination freight and passenger train, the engine, tender and three box cars dropping into thirty feet of water. R. S. Wood of Richmond, supervisor of roadway, was killed, and the engineer and two firemen were injured.

Oelwein Daily Register, Oelwein, Iowa, November 4, 1915, Page 2.


Two men are dead and two others are in a critical condition as the result of the collapse of a store building at Denison. Michael Maloney and J. Kadoch, proprietors of a plumbing business in the building which fell died of their injuries. J. Lauzenheiser, a traveling man residing in Sheldon, and Mrs. Kate M. Smith, are in a critical condition.

The Olean Evening Times, Wednesday, November 4, 1925, Page 9.

Building Collapses, No One Is Injured.

Boston, Nov. 4--(I. N. S.)--With a roar that reverberated through the South End, the three story building at Number 576 Shawmut avenue, not far from the site of the ill-fated Pickwick night club building, collapsed and tumbled into the street today.

Unlike the collapse of the Pickwick building, where 44 persons were killed, no person was hurt in the building collapse today.

The Berkshire Eagle, Friday, November 4, 1960, Page 20.

Sandhog Is Rescued After Tunnel Collapse

BOSTON (UPI)--A sandhog was rescued by fellow workers early today when a section of the new East Boston Tunnel collapsed beneath Boston Harbor.

Andy Fuleki, 32, of Roxbury was entombed in muck that fell from the roof of the tunnel 50 feet beneath the floor of the harbor.

After his rescue, Fuleki had another brush with death when he was prematurely removed from a decompression chamber. The second incident resulted in his hospitalization with the "bends."

Fuleki's plight was discovered when other sandhogs heard a faint tapping as they were becoming decompressed before leaving the job.

The entire work force of 35 men dug frantically for 15 minutes to free Fuleki.