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Kazakhstan Technological Disaster

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posted on Apr, 26 2014 @ 06:22 PM
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A technological disaster is a "catastrophic event caused by humans that results in the toxic contamination of the environment."

At the accident site, "a section of the sites' metalwork and several metal sheets broke-down and fell." "...metal sheets that were hanging by a thread" were fastened back in place.

Two witnesses experienced "a bad shock" and 25 additional "shocked witnesses had to be checked by doctors as well."

A construction company spokesperson stated that it was scaffolding that broke down and fell. He did not offer an explanation for the metal sheets and construction debris that also fell.

Technological Disaster in Kazakhstan on Friday, 25 April, 2014


Steel structures collapsed at the construction site of a residential complex Korkem in the city of Astana, 18 people were injured in the incident. Novosti-Kazakhstan reported with the reference to city's department of Emergency Ministry. "As many as 18 people were injured, according to preliminary data," the press release said. Rescue bodies were informed about the incident at about 9 a.m. local time. The rescuers recovered four people from rubble upon arrival to the construction site. The remaining steel sheets of metal construction had been fixed. Two witnesses of the collapse received psychological aid. Currently rescue workers and representatives of regional authorities, Korkem residential complex and work safety continue working on site.


Collapse in construction site in Kazakh capital, 18 injured

Construction site accident in Astana, 18 injured




posted on Apr, 26 2014 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: luxordelphi
A technological disaster is a "catastrophic event caused by humans that results in the toxic contamination of the environment."

At the accident site, "a section of the sites' metalwork and several metal sheets broke-down and fell." "...metal sheets that were hanging by a thread" were fastened back in place.

Two witnesses experienced "a bad shock" and 25 additional "shocked witnesses had to be checked by doctors as well."

A construction company spokesperson stated that it was scaffolding that broke down and fell. He did not offer an explanation for the metal sheets and construction debris that also fell.

Technological Disaster in Kazakhstan on Friday, 25 April, 2014


Steel structures collapsed at the construction site of a residential complex Korkem in the city of Astana, 18 people were injured in the incident. Novosti-Kazakhstan reported with the reference to city's department of Emergency Ministry. "As many as 18 people were injured, according to preliminary data," the press release said. Rescue bodies were informed about the incident at about 9 a.m. local time. The rescuers recovered four people from rubble upon arrival to the construction site. The remaining steel sheets of metal construction had been fixed. Two witnesses of the collapse received psychological aid. Currently rescue workers and representatives of regional authorities, Korkem residential complex and work safety continue working on site.


Collapse in construction site in Kazakh capital, 18 injured

Construction site accident in Astana, 18 injured

It's not a construction site going by the pictures, it's a renovation site, or a deconstruction site. The likely event is that scaffolding collapsed. Unfortunately that occurs often enough just about everywhere.
edit on 26-4-2014 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Apr, 26 2014 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

A part of Kazakhstan was used by the Soviets to test some 460 nuclear weapons and, upon independence in 1991, Kazakhstan became energetically active in cleaning up after the Soviets, enlisting the aid of a number of countries. Because of this history and current stance, I have to assume that Kazakhstan knows what a technological disaster is.

In putting up this story, passed to RSOE EDIS as a technological disaster, for one day, and then removed entirely so that only cached copies remained, there was not time to make the nature of the technological disaster clear.

A technological disaster can and does often involve the unexpected release of ultrafine particles into the environment because of unforeseen advanced composite or advanced alloy breakdowns due to environmental conditions and/or inherent imperfections.

A recent story from Canada indicates some problem with steel beams:

Worker killed in Mississauga mall construction site collapse


Metal beams that had formed the frame of the building’s roof were bent, twisted and sagged toward the ground.

“I just heard the bending of the steel ... I looked up and could see it (caving in),” said Lowe, adding he had talked with the victim “about the weather” moments before the collapse.

Rowe said never in his 13 years in the trade had he seen anything like it, and referred to his job as “dangerous” by its very nature.



 
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