Entries by Liam Giesbrecht

Crane collapses onto apartment block at Wolli Creek; residents unable to return home

Three workers were injured when the crane fell, with the construction union condemning the incident as “not good enough”. Two damaged buildings have been evacuated as well as residents in surrounding buildings, emergency services say. Trains on the Airport Line between Central and Turrella have been cancelled as a precaution and Sydney Trains yesterday warned […]

High above KC’s changing skyline, crane operators build downtown’s revitalization

Perched high above a Children’s Mercy Hospital construction site, Carl Potter gently moves his left wrist and the 100-plus-foot tower crane rumbles to the right. A push of his wrist sends the crane’s hook to the ground, where dozens of construction workers wait to attach a cement bucket to the crane’s rigging. They look like […]

Exploring the weather hazards behind 5 deadly, notorious plane crashes

Though many unfortunate factors can result in aviation accidents, among an aircraft’s greatest threats are ice, fog and wind shear, which is rapidly changing wind currents. A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) study shows more than two-thirds of all weather-related general aviation crashes have been fatal. Microbursts: An invisible killer According to NASA, phenomena known as microbursts, […]

Rain, strong winds leave 13 dead, 100 injured across Punjab

LAHORE: Around 13 people died and over 100 were injured in separate incidents after rain and windstorms lashed several cities across Punjab on Saturday. Several cities, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Kasur, Bahawalnagar, Multan, Chichawatni and Lodhran received light and heavy rain on Saturday, along with gusty winds. Six people died and around 60 were […]

At Least 1 Dead as Dust Storms Cause Pileups in Illinois

At least one person was killed Wednesday after blowing dust triggered multiple vehicle collisions throughout Illinois. Strong thunderstorm winds caused the dust storms in the Prairie State, according to weather.com meteorologist Brian Donegan. A portion of Interstate 72 near New Berlin and along Interstate 55 near Auburn were affected by the conditions. The fatal accident occurred on […]