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List of catastrophic collapses of broadcast masts and towers

This is a list of catastrophic collapses of masts and towers. Masts and towers can collapse as a result of natural disasters, such as storms and fires; from engineering defects; and from accidents, sabotage or warfare.

Via Canosa in Barletta building collapse

The Via Canosa 7 building collapse was a deadly accident that occurred in Barletta, Italy on September 16, 1959. 58 people were killed and 12 injured in the structural collapse of a five-story housing complex just one-year old. The collapse was caused by major faults in building procedures and safety standards; one effect was to put the whole Italian construction industry under scrutiny.

Collapse of Hotel New World

The collapse of the Hotel New World occurred on 15 March 1986, and was Singapores deadliest civil disaster since the Spyros disaster on 12 October 1978. The six-storey building situated at the junction of Serangoon Road and Owen Road rapidly collapsed, trapping 50 people beneath the rubble. Seventeen people were rescued, whereas 33 people were killed.

2013 Dhaka garment factory collapse

The 2013 Dhaka garment factory collapse was a structural failure that occurred on 24 April 2013 in the Savar Upazila of Dhaka District, Bangladesh, where an eight-story commercial building called Rana Plaza collapsed. The search for the dead ended on 13 May 2013 with a death toll of 1.134. Approximately 2.500 injured people were rescued from the building alive. It is considered the deadliest structural failure accident in modern human history and the deadliest garment-factory disaster in history. The building contained clothing factories, a bank, apartments, and several shops. The shops an ...

Cave Creek disaster

The Cave Creek disaster occurred on 28 April 1995 when a scenic viewing platform in Paparoa National Park, New Zealand, collapsed, resulting in the deaths of 14 people. The victims, 13 of whom were university students, fell 40 metres onto rocks below. The tragedy resulted in wide criticism of the government and its policies towards funding and management of the conservation estate. Denis Marshall, New Zealands Minister of Conservation, eventually resigned, after the Commission of Inquirys report came out. It also resulted in major changes to procedures used by the New Zealand Department of ...