Bldg. collapse in Chester VA, workers trapped

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    fran Former Member

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    How does a building just collapse?

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    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    OMGosh, I am praying that everyone makes it out okay.
     
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    Chester is just a little bit south of Richmond. Not too far from me, but I don't recall ever having been there. I wonder what happened.
     
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    tbthow Baby T is out of the hospital again : ) Strong Boy

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    Hope everyone is ok, gets out safe.
     
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    From what I understood, it was an office bldg. that was under construction. Those that were trapped were construction workers. I haven't heard anything else about it. I'm about 100 miles from Chester so maybe there will be an update on the eleven o'clock news.
     
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    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    May Scott RIP. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
     
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    I heard this morning that when asked when the last time an inspector was by to check the building out, none of the workers could remember. I'm sure the city has record of it. I don't have a link for it so I'm not sure if that had anything to do with the collapse or not.
     
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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,420833,00.html

    Search of Collapsed Virginia Building to Resume

    CHESTER, Va. — The search of a retail and residential building in suburban Richmond that collapsed Wednesday is expected to continue after being halted overnight by rain.
     

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