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Part of future new departures hall in EZE collapses

Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:36 pm

On Tuesday afternoon, a part of the soon to be inaugurated new departures hall of Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Airport collapsed at 16:20 local time. A tube-shaped structure was damaged because of mishandling by construction vehicles. According to the newspaper Página 12, thirteen people were injured, and one construction worker has died. The new building was scheduled to be inaugurated at the end of September.

Link below (in Spanish):
https://www.pagina12.com.ar/220503-al-menos-un-muerto-y-13-heridos-en-ezeiza
 
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Re: Part of future new departures hall in EZE collapses

Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:21 am

My condolences to the injured and family of the deceased. A tube shaped structure was damaged by vehicles?!? We need photos!

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Re: Part of future new departures hall in EZE collapses

Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:49 am

Has EZE closed as a result of the collapse?
 
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Re: Part of future new departures hall in EZE collapses

Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:58 am

HP69 wrote:
Has EZE closed as a result of the collapse?

No. It was a scaffolding that collapsed, when hit by a machine. In a terminal under construction.
 
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Re: Part of future new departures hall in EZE collapses

Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:59 am

The article actually states that for political reasons, construction was speeded, structure had many more workers, materials & machinery than originally planned. The collapsed structure was a scafholding in the new tube-shaped Terminal of EZE, called the "Zeppelin".

Which reminds us of that other CDG tubular structure, Terminal 2E, that collapsed in 2004, killing 4 foreign travellers. So much for ADP technical expertise, the accident happened for the same reason, rushed timing & little concern for security. ADP & 3 other constructors were fined last year 22500 euros, the legal maximum, but a misery for the worth of any life, to say nothing of damage to CDG that had to rebuild it again & image problem abroad.
https://www.lemonde.fr/police-justice/a ... 53578.html

Now, this shows several things :
1. snazzy fancy tubular designs are dangerous, specially in the construction phase. If two max suffice to ground all the fleet, perhaps airport structures should be better investigated. In these two cases both accidents happened for unwise rushing in the construction period, tubes are of course more solid once built, but still.
2. How come no one foresaw this accident, specially after the one under the supervision of world leader ADP ?
Small wonder they lost the bids to build/manage more of the vietnamese airports, to be fully government owned.
 
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Re: Part of future new departures hall in EZE collapses

Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:03 pm

ADP isn't a construction company. What has ADP to do with EZE ?
Terminal 2E didn't collapse because it was tubular, and the fact it was tubular was nothing innovative, what was innovative was that it was a concrete tube.

Is the EZE structure a concrete tube ?
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Re: Part of future new departures hall in EZE collapses

Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:28 pm

Aesma wrote:
ADP isn't a construction company. What has ADP to do with EZE ?
Terminal 2E didn't collapse because it was tubular, and the fact it was tubular was nothing innovative, what was innovative was that it was a concrete tube.

Is the EZE structure a concrete tube ?



ADP Ingénierie is one of the most well known airport engineering firm
 
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Re: Part of future new departures hall in EZE collapses

Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:46 pm

You’d think that a company with strong enough ties to a corrupt government to get a big airport terminal construction contract would take their sweet time to triple check everything. At least to get the billable hours.

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