At least one dead in Nairobi high-rise building collapse

Jan 5, 2015

At least one dead in Nairobi high-rise building collapse

At least one person was killed and several others were injured on Sunday when a six-story residential building collapsed in Nairobi, officials said. City officials said 22 survivors had been pulled out of the rubble of the building, situated in Nairobi’s Haruma neighborhood, but ...

Mar 3, 2014

Callers to Mt. Gox need translators

Mt. Gox, which collapsed after losing 750,000 bitcoins belonging to clients on its exchange, is finding that some customers dialing in to its new call center are getting lost in translation. Users of the Reddit social media website made posts Monday complaining of being ...

Generators likely caused Bangladesh factory disaster

May 5, 2013

Generators likely caused Bangladesh factory disaster

A top investigator probing the recent garment factory disaster in Bangladesh on Friday blamed vibrations from four illegal generators for the collapse of the building, in which more than 500 workers were killed. The preliminary findings of the government probe, as described by lead ...

Feb 3, 2013

Sasago Tunnel bolts fatally flawed

At least 60 percent of the anchor bolts used in Yamanashi Prefecture’s Sasago Tunnel weren’t as strong as they were designed to be, the infrastructure ministry has learned after surveying the site of a fatal ceiling collapse. Nine people were crushed by concrete roof ...