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UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Experts: Human error may be cause of Seattle crane collapse

Human error may have caused a crane collapse that killed four people and injured four others in Seattle over the weekend, experts said Monday.


Seattle college says student was among those killed by crane

A college freshman was among the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed onto one of Seattle’s busiest streets, the university said Sunday. Seattle …


Man who collapsed, died at Riverfront Park ID’d

Spokane County Medical Examiners identified a man who collapsed and died at Riverfront Park on Tuesday as Jeffrey D. Sausser, 47.


Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina apartment party

The floor of a clubhouse near Clemson University where a large party was taking place collapsed early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said.


Second Hanford radioactive tunnel collapse expected. And it could be more severe

The possible collapse of a second Hanford tunnel storing radioactive waste is both more likely than thought a year ago and the effects potentially more severe, according to Hanford officials.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws …


Flooding from Laos hydroelectric dam leaves hundreds missing

Massive flooding from a South Korean-constructed hydroelectric dam in Laos left several people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Fallen bridge: As victims are found officials seek answers

A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing at least four people, …


Hanford workers finish stabilizing collapsed tunnel

Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished stabilizing a partially-collapsed tunnel containing radioactive wastes left over from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons.


Report: Salmon net pen’s collapse followed earlier breakdown

A report to state regulators says a collapse of an Atlantic salmon net pen last August was preceded by a serious breakdown less than a month earlier in which nearly …


Mexico bars quake-collapsed school in capital from operating

Mexico’s Education Department has revoked the permits of an elementary and middle school where a wing of the building collapsed in the recent magnitude 7.1 earthquake, killing 26 people.


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Montana lodge deck collapses, injuring 32 people

A total of 32 people were taken to hospitals after the second-story deck of a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event for a firefighter, authorities said.


At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.


Officials: I-5 bridge collapse caused by regulatory failures

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says that insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played …


Building collapses in downtown Sprague, Wash.

Lincoln County firefighters responded to a call of a collapsed brick building in the 200 block of First Street near downtown Sprague, Wash., early Friday morning.


Destroyed ice rink to rise again in Kootenai County

The new roof on the Kootenai Youth Recreation Organization’s ice arena will be strong enough to withstand 60 pounds of snow per square foot, about 20 pounds more than building …


Collapsed culvert closes Idaho highway near Rose Lake

A culvert beneath state Highway 3 near Rose Lake collapsed Tuesday, forcing the closure of the roadway, the Idaho Transportation Department reported.


Elk herd’s bad luck translates to bounty for food pantry

Schools and businesses have been closed for days for fears of roofs collapsing, but a herd of elk in Pend Oreille County didn’t get the message. About 20 wild elk …


Snow piling up, piling on

Prompted by reports of roofs collapsing under the weight of snow, many Spokane residents got an elevated look at the landscape Tuesday, as they began clearing their own homes or …


Snow brings down pair of businesses

Allan Moeller and his son-in-law were planning to check on the family’s Priest River business on Sunday, but the snow kept them home. Moeller and his wife, Sharon, believe it …