Engineers: Crack foreshadowed Bangladesh factory collapse

05/3/2013 | PopularMechanics.com

Structural engineers are investigating what led to the recent collapse of a concrete building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that killed more than 400 workers. A large crack on the seventh floor before the collapse caused engineers to warn about probable safety problems, but the warnings were ignored. Ill-advised expansion and additional load, along with construction methods and concrete quality, will be examined.

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