building collapse

  • Firefighters search through the rubble of a four-storey residential building that collapsed following a blast in Rosny-sous-Bois in the eastern suburbs of Paris on August 31, 2014. A four-storey residential building collapsed in a Paris suburb following an explosion possibly due to a gas leak, killing at least one child and an elderly woman, local emergency services said. Ten people were also wounded, including four in serious condition, while 11 others are still unaccounted for. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
    August 31, 2014   BY  

    At least four people died Sunday following an explosion and collapse of a four-story building in a northeastern Paris suburb, Reuters reports.
    The deaths included an 8-year-old child and an 80-year-old woman who died as emergency workers carried her out of the rubble.
    A woman in her forties and her child were found dead later in the afternoon. Four adults are still missing. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2013  

    Months after the devastating collapse of a high-rise clothing factory outside of Dhaka, U.S. and global retailers including Walmart, Gap and Target, announced a new alliance to improve working conditions in Bangladesh. Jeffrey Brown reports on efforts to establish common safety standards and require factory safety inspections. Continue reading

  • May 6, 2013  

    In other news Monday, bomb attacks in and around Baghdad killed at least 10 people. Also, Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was released from federal custody and put on house arrest until his trial for lying to investigators. Continue reading