Yet another crane collapse has resulted in death.This one happened in Oklahoma City Thursday morning as a crane fell on top of a car killing one person and resulting in at least one injury.Officials on the scene report that an 80-year-old man was killed and an elderly woman was injured.The two were reportedly part of a gathering of people at a church in the southwest part of the city. The church was conducting a ceremony to place a steeple on the top of the building.Read Full Story
Fire rages in a neighborhood in the University City area December 8, 2008 in San Diego, California. An FA-18 military jet crashed during a training exercise and the pilot ejected, suffering minor injuries. (Getty Images)more pics »In San Diego, Calif. it's not uncommon to see military jets soar above as the nearby marine and naval base runs training exercises, it is however odd to see them crash, especially in a residential neighborhood. But on Tuesday morning, the San Diego skies filled with...Read Full Story
This year, like any year was full of disasters, natural and man-made. Cranes unintentionally fell on buildings, fires engulfed acres of land, tornadoes ripped through cities and all of it was captured in photos.Although many of these events sadly left thousands of people displaced, dead or in serious need of aid, imagery captured from these events is both devastating and amazing. So scroll through our photos and take a look at the disasters of 2008.A crane collapsed and riped through a...Read Full Story
A crane snapped apart and disfugured a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan Friday morning, leaving two construction workers dead.No one in the building was injured, although rescue workers are still looking through the debris. The cause of the collapse is still unknown. Just two months ago another crane collapsed in Manhattan, leaving seven dead. In a statement Friday morning Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the crane that collapsed was a different type than the one that had collapsed...Read Full Story
Why does it snow you ask, we will tell.Why does it snow is a question that many people ask when winter begins. The air temperature, amount of moisture in the air and the patterns of the wind and jet stream are the primary factors for this winter weather event.Primarily, it needs to be cold out for it to snow, lower than 32°F though all the different layers of the atmosphere. As the atmosphere is layered, if they are all not below the freezing point, we could get just plain rain, hail or sleet...Read Full Story
It's inevitable, disasters happen. But it just seems like man made structures suffer disasters on a regular basis. Check back for news, info and pictures on any man made disaster.