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Scaffolding Collapse As Workers Fall Helplessly Under The Ruins Of A Constructed Building

Accidents happen without prior notice.






A building that was being constructed suddenly collapsed due to a load-related mishap. The incident was caught on camera and was shared on social media.

Based on the video there was no heavy casualty. The workers immediately stood up and got out of the rubble.

The safety of workers should be the prime concern of the contractor.

The accident could have been prevented if only the contractor or project engineer used stronger materials to support the construction of the second level.

There was also a shuttering failure.

As you can see, there’s only two main solid column on the extreme sides of the working area. There’s no column in the middle that should support the whole span. The beams are not yet constructed during the initial phase.

If you examine carefully, it is noticeable that there was no adequate bracing to provide vertical support on the slab.

The lack of bracing and weak scaffolding made the structures unable to hold the uneven distribution of overloaded weight.

The two vertical columns, which remained standing after the collapse could not sustain the middle load.

One of the serious causes of structural mishaps is vibration.

Notice that the collapse happened after the man with a wheelbarrow started running towards his co-workers to bring the fresh concrete. As he came nearer, the vibration caused by his and the wheelbarrow’s motions triggered the sudden breakdown of the whole formwork.

There are three obvious factors in this structural accident.

First, negligence of the contractor, consultant or the project engineer.

Second is that the contractor was probably inexperienced and the third is poor framework, which obviously could not hold the weight.

Needless to say, safety is still the best way to mitigate workplace accidents like this. It saves limbs and lives.

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Netizens Are Burning Their Nike Shoes After Colin Kaepernick Becomes Face Of New Ad

Social media users destroyed their Nike shoes and socks to protest the ad campaign.




Nike recently announced that Colin Kaepernick would be part of a major advertising campaign. The sportswear giant has signed a new deal with the former San Francisco 49rs quarterback with the campaign slogan: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”

After learning about the new sponsorship deal, some threatened to boycott Nike and others even burned their items from the company in protest. Upset customers took to social media and shared videos of them destroying their apparel.

#BoycottNike hashtag goes viral on social media among pro-Trump supporters

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Couple Tie The Knot In First Viking Wedding in 1,000 Years

Ladies and gentlemen, the first real Viking wedding – in over a millennium!

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Everyone has their own idea of what would be the ideal wedding. For one couple, they decided to go with a traditional Viking wedding complete with a Gothi, two longboats, throat singers, a blót ritual, and a wild boar feast.

Elisabeth and Rune Dalseth were married on the banks of a lake in Norway alongside two longboats that were rented for the occasion. The pagan ceremony was officiated by an Old Norse priest known as a Gothi and is said to be the first real Viking wedding in 1,000 years.

The happy couple poses with the gorgeous longboats.

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Syrian Refugee Stuck In Airport Receives Numerous Marriage Proposals

He’s been living in the arrivals lounge for almost six months!

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A Syrian man has found himself in a similar situation to Tom Hanks in the film The Terminal. The young refugee has been living in a Malaysian airport for almost half a year. Interestingly, he is getting a lot of marriage proposals that could potentially get him out of his current predicament.

Hassan Al-Kontar has been living in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 since March after being trapped by diplomatic bureaucracy. The young man, who had already been denied in Cambodia because his visa is not qualified, has stayed in the arrivals lounge for almost six months. After all, if he decides to go through migration, he will be deported to Syria.

Al-Kontar is stuck in the airport because Malaysia is not a signatory of the 1951 Refugee Convention.

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