building collapse

  • 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