Skip to comments.Setback: 2nd level parking deck under construction collapses in downtown Cleveland (Casino)
Posted on 12/16/2011 4:47:29 PM PST by TSgt
DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
Safety inspectors are on site of the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Cleveland. This after rescue crews were called Friday to Ontario and Prospect for a collapse near the Horseshoe Casino construction site.
According to officials with Rock Gaming LLC the collapse happened across from Higbee building, on the site of the parking structure that is currently being erected.
The collapse happened around 3:00 PM. There were 22 workers below when the floor with tons of steel, iron, and concrete, came crashing down above them.
"They were pouring the concrete in the second floor and there was a collapse," Lt. Larry Gray, Cleveland Fire.
A head count has been taken, everyone was accounted for and officials say it does not appear that anybody is injured.
Officials say the strength of rebar is what saved the day. Rebar, the steel inside the concrete which strengthens the concrete, was there to prevent the falling concrete from crushing the workers below.
An investigation is underway to find out what caused the floor to give in.
Rock Gaming released the following statement soon after the incident:
There was a construction incident on the site of the Horseshoe Cleveland parking structure, located at Prospect and Ontario Streets in downtown Cleveland, at approximately 3:30 p.m. today. The second level of the parking deck collapsed as concrete was being poured. Fortunately no workers were injured. The site has been secured and our investigation into the cause of the incident will start immediately.
Good thing there weren't any non-union workers there or they would be all dead!
LOL anybody ask about who the morons were that built the apparently shoddy structure?
Maybe they should work harder so the buildings don’t fall down?
I'd bet it was some of those strong union laborers but he didn't talk about them.
Is this how unions ‘negotiate’?
Miracle nobody got hurt.
Are you questioning the actions of those heroic union workers now? LOL
Good old union labor quality!
So THAT'S what rebar is for! I was always under the impression that it was there to carry the tensile loads because concrete is weak in tension. Silly me.
Amen to that. That union Rep that said that had to be an idiot.
I'm sure there wasn't a 6.0 on the Richter scale earthquake, just what did he think caused the collapse. :)
Products from China no doubt.
In case anyone thinks this is accurate, it is not.
That is some reporter's interpretation of what was told to him.
"It'd be a shame if anybody was to get hurt."
"A real shame."
In this case, probably not.
I've been on enough construction sites to know that the construction company didn't brace the forms correctly.
Even if it was Chinese steel, that still wouldn't have entered the equation until after the concrete was cured and the forms were stripped.
Casino parking structure.
Kinda unlucky, don’t ya think ?
Wonder if this is an Indian casino. If it is built on tribal trust land, the tribes make the building codes, and often they are much laxer than city or county codes.
See how lucky we are to have college-edumacated journalists to keep us properly informed?
It'd really be interesting to hear this reporters description of fly ash.
Cleveland, Union, Casino. My household earwigs could connect these dots and proffer the correct analysis.
With help from the silverfish :)
I’m just outside Cleveland - It’s been in the mid-30s for the last few weeks with mixed drizzle, overcase, periodic snow flurries. I’d love to know what the slump tests for the concrete were like and if they tried to use something that was on the edge - given the weather conditions it may have been something that would have been ok in the summer but not the winter. But I’m just guessing...could also be someone put a load on the deck before it was properly cured.
Union built and collapsed!
Union built and collapsed.
Union rebuilt? It usually takes the unions building it twice and twice as long to get something at least half way correct.
“Officials say the strength of rebar is what saved the day. Rebar, the steel inside the concrete which strengthens the concrete, was there to prevent the falling concrete from crushing the workers below.”
Yeah, thats how it works.
One days someone will get the bright idea of just building the entire thing out of rebar.
I imagine it was the contractor who screwed up by cutting corners, not the union thugs.
The subject of guns shows their utter ignorance. A few years back I posted an article from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, wherein the reporter referred to a .38 m.m. gun, they ran a correction about an hour later and said it was a 38 m.m. gun, about an hour after that they ran another correction calling it a 38 caliber gun and later ran yet another calling it, a .38 caliber.
Seems like the shoring collapsed, or was too far apart. Hard to say who is at fault...but I imagine union carpenters did this work...though ultimately the superintendent is responsible. The OSHA inspectors and insurance investigators are sharpening their knives right about now.
No. It is in downtown cleveland. If you watch “A Christmas story”, in the Christmas parade scene, there is a large building with the word “Higbee’s” lit up. That is the building. The department store santa scene takes place inside the same building. Hope this helps.
We do have casinos in large cities that are owned by tribes. That is sometimes allowed even if distant from their tribal territory.
There must be some reason that Cleveland’s baseball team was named after the Indians - lol