A building under construction collapsed !!!

@lekhya (819)
India
January 18, 2012 11:59pm CST
I have seen a building under construction collapsing all of a sudden. Actually,the site beside the building was vacant and some excavation work was going on in that,the site owners have dug about 15 feet down into the ground to start a new project when this mishap occured.The building beside that site which was under construction suddenly collapsed into that site completely.Luckily there was no one in that location at that moment. What might have been the reason for this collapse?Will the builder be at stake?what about the owner...will he be refunded the construction cost?
3 responses
@Craydz (65)
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
Maybe it's because of the digging beside the building. And the foundation was shook and it happens. Of course the owner well shoulder all the expenses regarding to that matters.Because he did not took precaution and now he's reaping what he sow.
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@lekhya (819)
• India
19 Jan 12
Oh my goodness!! That was a really huge construction.Now he is under a great loss.. God saved him,bcoz there were no workers in that site while the incident took place..if that happened then the building owner will be legally punished and may have to face imprisonment.
• Vietnam
19 Jan 12
Maybe they dug too deep into the ground of the site. So the foundation of the building under construction was affected. The owner of the site must pay for his mistake.
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@lekhya (819)
• India
19 Jan 12
Ok...what if anybody got injured or lost their lives in such mishap?who will be punished?If the building under construction is of a cheap&poor material then what?Its a very complicated judgement...
• India
19 Jan 12
I think the excavation that is being done for the adjacent building might have disturbed the foundation of the building under construction. I don't know how close both the buildings are located but if they are so close then it would be a problem in future. I say that its good that the building collapsed when its under construction so that they know about the problems with the construction. Imagine what would have happened if the building is completed and people are using it. It would be a huge compromise. The builder should be blamed for it for not having a good foundation.
@lekhya (819)
• India
19 Jan 12
Ya you are absolutely right... The building and site were so adjacent to each other that u can't even move between them...that was a huge mishap in just fraction of seconds...Now both will take extreme care and proceed precautionarily.But frankly im against such huge constructions...In this case the responsibility of collapse lies on all the three shoulders.
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• India
19 Jan 12
I should say that the local people should lodge a complaint against the builders because there should be a minimum gap that should be left between any two buildings. I don't know how they got the permission for the buildings. If they proceed with the construction in the same manner then I think it would be a huge problem in the future for the people living around those buildings
@lekhya (819)
• India
19 Jan 12
You know something gopi... they are so many constructions going around our premises...that our building shakes and swings whenever some heavy vehicles passes by our adjacent road.We both are really worried whether this building will stand by or collapse if a series of heavy vehicles move by.Daily im experiencing earthquake here..Sometimes i wake up in fear when my bed shakes.The people are frequently digging bores for those huge apartments.I think it made the rock strata weak..and hence the above consequences.But no one bothers...