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Setback: 2nd level parking deck under construction collapses in downtown Cleveland (Casino)
19 Action News ^ | Dec 16, 2011 7:14 PM EST | 19 Action News

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: gambling; message; mobunion; unioncrap; unionwork; warning
I threw up a little in my mouth when the union guy said, "The strong union iron workers and union laborers did a spectacular job shoring that up and keeping the men and women safe."

Good thing there weren't any non-union workers there or they would be all dead!

1 posted on 12/16/2011 4:47:36 PM PST by TSgt
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To: TSgt

LOL anybody ask about who the morons were that built the apparently shoddy structure?


2 posted on 12/16/2011 4:50:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: TSgt

Maybe they should work harder so the buildings don’t fall down?


3 posted on 12/16/2011 4:53:04 PM PST by NativeSon
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To: cripplecreek; TSgt
LOL anybody ask about who the morons were that built the apparently shoddy structure?

I'd bet it was some of those strong union laborers but he didn't talk about them.

4 posted on 12/16/2011 4:56:56 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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Is this how unions ‘negotiate’?

Miracle nobody got hurt.


5 posted on 12/16/2011 4:59:23 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: jazusamo

Are you questioning the actions of those heroic union workers now? LOL


6 posted on 12/16/2011 5:00:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: TSgt

Good old union labor quality!

PAH


7 posted on 12/16/2011 5:02:40 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (When every candidate is running in last place, everyone is in first place.)
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To: cripplecreek


8 posted on 12/16/2011 5:08:05 PM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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"Rebar was there to prevent the falling concrete from crushing the workers below."

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.

9 posted on 12/16/2011 5:20:46 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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Miracle nobody got hurt.

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. :)

10 posted on 12/16/2011 5:24:05 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: TSgt

Products from China no doubt.


11 posted on 12/16/2011 5:24:40 PM PST by easternsky
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"Rebar...was there to prevent the falling concrete from crushing the workers below."

In case anyone thinks this is accurate, it is not.

That is some reporter's interpretation of what was told to him.

12 posted on 12/16/2011 5:27:21 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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Miracle nobody got hurt.

"It'd be a shame if anybody was to get hurt."

"A real shame."

13 posted on 12/16/2011 5:31:14 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: easternsky
"Products from China no doubt."

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.

14 posted on 12/16/2011 5:35:43 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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Casino parking structure.

Kinda unlucky, don’t ya think ?


15 posted on 12/16/2011 5:39:40 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: TSgt

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.


16 posted on 12/16/2011 5:40:41 PM PST by marsh2
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???? CLEVELAND...


17 posted on 12/16/2011 5:46:27 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
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.

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.

18 posted on 12/16/2011 5:48:40 PM PST by digger48
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To: EBH

Cleveland, Union, Casino. My household earwigs could connect these dots and proffer the correct analysis.


19 posted on 12/16/2011 5:54:22 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: txhurl

With help from the silverfish :)

20 posted on 12/16/2011 5:59:07 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: TSgt

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.


21 posted on 12/16/2011 6:03:15 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: TSgt

Union built and collapsed!


22 posted on 12/16/2011 6:14:06 PM PST by BOOHA
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To: marsh2
Not Indian. Downtown Cleveland near the baseball field and basketball arena. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and Caesars Horseshoe.
23 posted on 12/16/2011 6:31:16 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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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.


24 posted on 12/17/2011 12:14:57 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (Conservatives over liberals every time. No discussion, no argument, no liberals)
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“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.


25 posted on 12/17/2011 3:55:21 PM PST by BradWesleyoftheInternet
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To: TSgt
would that be the same union workers that built it???
26 posted on 12/17/2011 5:33:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nitehawk0325

I imagine it was the contractor who screwed up by cutting corners, not the union thugs.


27 posted on 12/17/2011 5:58:23 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: digger48
It'd really be interesting to hear this reporters description of fly ash.

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.

28 posted on 12/17/2011 6:59:42 PM PST by Graybeard58 (No Obama, No Romney, No Paul, No Huntsman. We can do better than that!)
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To: TSgt

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.


29 posted on 12/17/2011 9:32:43 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: marsh2

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.


30 posted on 12/18/2011 9:35:20 AM PST by marstegreg
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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


31 posted on 12/18/2011 10:59:17 AM PST by marsh2
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