Skip to comments.Florida man vanishes after being sucked into sinkhole under his bedroom
Posted on 03/01/2013 7:51:50 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
SEFFNER -- A sheriff's deputy plucked a man from an expanding sinkhole, but neither was able to save the man's brother from being sucked into the rubble, authorities said.
Early Friday, authorities said the site at 240 Faithway Drive had become too unstable to continue rescue efforts and the focus would instead shift to a recovery operation.
The sinkhole opened late Thursday in the home's backyard, swallowing one of the home's four bedrooms.
Someone called 911, and a deputy reportedly found Jeremy Bush trying to pull his brother, Jeffrey, out of the hole when he arrived.
The deputy pulled Jeremy from the growing hole.
But Jeffrey Bush, 36, disappeared into the rubble.
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Can Doomberg blame this on obesity ?
It was due to the sequester cuts to the anti sinkhole program.
Why couldn’t that have been Soros?
31 As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart 32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions. 33 They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community.
Marking florida off my vacation list.
Most Florida homes are built on slabs. Probably the case here. Wouldn’t the rebar embedded the concrete tend to span sinkholes until the void became so large that the design loads were exceeded? Watch for building codes make every house slab self supporting from the perimeter of the home. Might become costly.
this is an odd story, would like to know more about the man and his family living in the house.
Yes, but the foundation was designed to be supported by soil throughout the entire base. It quickly exceeds design without that support. It was a slab, not a bridge.
Watch for building codes make every house slab self supporting from the perimeter of the home.
Maybe they will also pass legislation that requires sinkholes to only form inside the perimeter of the home and forbid any sinkholes that form on the edges.
These sink holes rarely reach the surface and stay small. It is foolish to think you are going to design to keep the foundation intact while the soil continues to cave away.
Sometimes,, it’s just not your day.
Insurance adjuster ...
The lost life is not covered by the policy but the clothing the victim was wearing at the time will be reimbursed. Here is $10.
On the upside, the family saved the cost of burial.
Bush doomed by Bush’s fault.
Dude, that’s some really bad karma.
“Sucks to be you!”
Yes I know you didn't, but I couldn't resist, I simply couldn't
heh... blame Moses or one of those guys.
You are one hateful son of a bitch, aren’t you?
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