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Collapse at Ohio Casino Site Hurts a Dozen

A section of floor collapsed Friday at the construction site of a new casino, sending workers tumbling 30 feet to the ground and leaving about a dozen with minor injuries. The collapse comes on the heels of a similar accident …

Collapse of Decaying Building Kills 3 in Havana

Cuban officials say a decaying residential building has collapsed in a densely packed neighborhood of Havana, killing three people and injuring six. A message read on the midday state newscast Wednesday says the Central Havana building that was home to …

Scavenged Michigan Nursing Home Collapses, Killing 2

Detroi, Mich., authorities say an abandoned nursing home that was a target for metal scavengers collapsed, killing two people inside. Police and firefighters were at the scene of the accident Wednesday afternoon. The facility is on Detroit’s northwest side. WDIV-TV …

Report: Wall that Crushed Michigan Boy May Have Been Bad for Years

A police report on the crushing death of a student at Williamston High School says a gym wall that collapsed was wobbly years earlier. Fourteen-year-old Gabriel Corbett died Oct. 26 when a concrete wall fell on him at the school …

Cleanup in Fatal Arkansas Building Collapse to Begin

Work is scheduled to begin Monday on the cleanup from two buildings that collapsed in Morrilton, Ark., earlier this year, killing a 2-year-old girl. The work is starting after the buildings’ owners and the city reached a deal on how …

2 Injured at Michigan Construction Site

Authorities say two workers were injured when trusses collapsed at a construction site in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Daily News of Iron Mountain reports authorities responded Tuesday afternoon to the site of a new clinic at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. …

California Fire Captain Remains in Serious Condition

A state fire captain remains in serious condition after she was injured when a building partially collapsed in the Sierra foothills community of Copperopolis, Calif. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Monday that Capt. Sue Arrouzet, who …

Engineer Blames Shoddy Techniques in New York City Collapse

An engineer says shoddy materials and construction techniques caused a fatal collapse at a building site in Brooklyn last week. Steve Schneider tells The Daily News that the contractor was using lighter gauge steel than required for the floor decking …

Indiana Town Cleaning Up from Water Tower Collapse

A small town in northwestern Indiana is cleaning up and trying to figure out what caused its 250,000-gallon water tower to collapse. Homes and businesses in the Newton County town of Goodland were without water service for about 10 hours …

Alaska Officials Warn of Hospital Building Collapse

City officials are warning that the old hospital building in Ketchikan is deteriorating and likely will collapse, perhaps as early as this winter if nothing is done. The City Council is expected Thursday to consider declaring the building a public …