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One Meridian Plaza Fire

A Building Construction Awareness Project     Fire Engineering In this Building Construction Awareness Project presentation, the panel speaks with Charles Jennings about the One Meridian Plaza fire in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This high-rise fire February 23, 1991, wrecked numerous floors ...

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Video: Crane Collapse at Brooklyn High-Rise

Partial collapse at 31-story high-rise     Tom Felipe FDNY on scene All Hands Brooklyn Box 23 77-75-0023 2 Blue Slip. Partial crane collapse in a building under construction in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 2/11/21 New York City Fire Department units responded ...

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FDNY Responds to Unstable Crane at Brooklyn High-Rise

Part of crane became unstable at a 31-story building     HighRise Ops Staff BROOKLYN, New York – The FDNY responded at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Thursday to an unstable crane at a high-rise building on Commercial and Clay streets ...

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The Fires that Foretold Grenfell

Five fires that preceded Grenfell     BBC This 60-minute documentary is the dramatic, haunting story of five fires that foretold the Grenfell disaster, told through the eyes of those directly involved. This vivid and moving film for BBC Two ...

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Columbia, SC High-Rise Condemned Over Safety Concerns

56 units at the Marion Street property are “vacant and uninhabitable”     HighRise Ops Staff COLUMBIA, South Carolina – WLTX reports that the Columbia Housing Authority will move residents out the Marion Street High Rise apartments in May due ...

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Orlando Sees Boom in High-Rise Construction

Residential construction on the rise     WKMG News 6 ClickOrlando Despite the coronavirus pandemic, downtown Orlando is seeing a construction boom on residential high-rises and there are more on the drawing board.

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Minnesota Report Says Sprinklers Could Have Save Lives in 2019 Fire

Five people died in the November fire     HighRise Operations MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – KARE reports that a report released by the Department of Public Safety claims that five people who died in a fire the day before Thanksgiving last year ...

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Florida High-Rise Condo Concerns: A Fire Officer’s Prospective

A wake up call from Bill Gustin     By Bill Gustin | Fire Engineering Fire departments in the State of Florida must wake up to the reality that there are hundreds of high-rise condominiums in this state that have ...

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Three Dead in Stairwell Collapse at Houston High-Rise Construction Site

Collapse in the area of the 13th and 14th floors     HOUSTON (AP) — Three workers were killed Monday when a stairwell collapsed inside a high-rise building under construction in Houston, according to fire department officials. The fire department ...

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U.S. Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Fire at London’s Grenfell Tower

Lawsuit against Whirlpool and cladding and insulation manufacturers     PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. judge in Philadelphia has dismissed a lawsuit filed over the 2017 fire at London’s Grenfell Tower that killed 72 people. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ...

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