Plant Collapse at Omaha Nebraska

Credit: 4 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $60.00
Pages: 33

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Course Summary:

On Monday, January 20, 2014 at about 9:40 a.m. a massive collapse occurred at a plant in Omaha, Nebraska producing nutritional supplements for animal feed. Two employees were killed and thirteen others were injured. The facility was located at 4444 S. 76th Circle, Omaha, NE.

Bodies of the dead employees were retrieved within two days. The injured employees were able to get back to work after a few days. The structural collapse was so massive that it rendered the entire plant inoperable, and it had to be shut down. The central area of the building containing nine bins over the roof of the building and their supporting structure collapsed in a northerly direction and could be seen resting on the failed structure at an angle. See Figs. 1 thru 3, below. The remaining structure was in an unstable and precarious condition, and, therefore, had to be immediately abandoned. No one was permitted in the facility except under strenuous conditions.

Plant Collapse at Omaha Nebraska

Learning Objective:

By the end of this course the student will learn what was the cause and origin of the collapse.

Course Author

Franco F. Davati, P.E.

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