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September 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An old locomotive shed being demolished at a railroad station in northern India collapsed on workers, killing at least 25 people, officials said. At least nine people were hurt in the building collapse in the town of Tundla in Uttar Pradesh state, said V.K. Mittal, the state's home secretary. Three of the injured were in serious condition, he said.
July 20, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Twenty people were killed and many were trapped when a four-story building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, the International Committee of the Red Cross and residents said. "So far 50 people have been rescued alive and 20 confirmed dead," Red Cross officer Umar Mairiga said. The number of people trapped under the rubble was unclear because a restaurant, a bar and shops on the ground floor had customers when the building caved in, neighbors and the Red Cross said.
February 9, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A teenage boy buried in a collapsed apartment building in Turkey was pulled alive from the rubble Sunday, six days after the disaster. A 23-year-old woman was found alive today, and rescuers were working to free her. Muhammet Kalem, 16, survived because he was trapped in a pocket formed by pulverized concrete. His father, Ahmet, had so little hope of seeing his son again that he had dug his grave. Rescuers found five more bodies in the ruins Sunday as the death toll rose to 71.
December 27, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
One worker was killed and two were injured when a building collapsed in Upper Manhattan. The three men were renovating the five-story building on West 113th Street when the top three floors collapsed. Of the two injured workers, one managed to free himself from the rubble; the other was rescued from the debris by firefighters. Both were in stable condition at a hospital.
January 7, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of men using cranes, hand tools and blowtorches pulled bodies from the rubble of a four-story building that collapsed in Mecca, and Saudi authorities said the death toll had grown to at least 76. The disaster marred Monday's start of the annual hajj pilgrimage. More than 1 million attended Friday prayers in the Grand Mosque.
May 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Soldiers were called out Friday to help dig for people missing in the rubble of a building collapse that killed at least 13 people the day before. Red Cross and state government officials confirmed the number of known dead and said that 53 people were injured. Police spokesman Gilberto Sanchez said that about 60 soldiers from the army garrison here joined firefighters, police and volunteers in the rescue effort.
October 23, 1987 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Labor Department, citing "sloppy construction practices" and "obvious design deficiencies," imposed a record $5 million in fines Thursday against the contractors of a Connecticut apartment complex that collapsed earlier this year, killing 28 construction workers. The fines, which can be appealed, are the largest penalty ever imposed in the 16-year history of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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