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Dubai Construction Breach

Excavation site flooded as Dubai Marina breached

Dubai Construction Breach thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

Dubai Construction Breach thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

Dubai Construction Breach thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

Dubai Construction Breach thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

[JP News Online, 2 April 2007]   The foundation site of the Infinity Tower was flooded after a wall holding back the Dubai Marina water breached.
Nearly 100 workers at the site of the Infinity Tower escaped as excavation work on the 80-floor building was nearing completion. The incident happened as the workers were assisting the project owners and the piling contractor with the foundation works on site 20 meters below ground level. The supervision team noticed a slight movement and cracks in the diaphragm wall adjacent to the Dubai Marina and alerted management, who ordered an immediate evacuation of the site. The diaphragm wall collapsed and crumbled within 2 minutes from being noticed as the workers were scrambling over safety ladders up to the ground level. The whole site was totally flooded within 4 minutes. The construction of the tower will continue to be suspended until the site can be totally dewatered. A special diving team has been brought in to assess the situation.

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Safety doesn't happen by accident. - Unknown

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident. - Mark Twain

Care shouldn't start in the emergency room. - James Douglas

Never invest emergency savings in the stock market. - Suze Orman

Substance is not enough, accident is also required. - Greek Proverb

Stardom isn't a profession, it's an accident. - Lauren Bacall

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. - John F Kennedy

To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist. - Sarah Parcak

So many catastrophes in love are only accidents of egotism. - Hector Bianciotti

Giving never happens by accident. It's always intentional. - Amy Grant

Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs. - Ambrose Bierce

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. - Frederick Douglass

The shortest distance between two points is usually under repair. - Unknown

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. - Natalie Goldberg

I aimed at the public's heart and by accident I hit it in the stomach. - Upton Sinclair

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth. - Charles Dickens

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion. - Mark Twain

Keep your bike in good repair: motorcycle boots are not comfortable for walking. - Unknown

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature but beautiful old people are works of art. - Unknown

To be born free is an accident; to live free a responsibility; to die free is an obligation. - Mrs. Hubbard Davis

It's easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult. Choose your words wisely. - Unknown

If you're not paying for it through the health plan, you pay for it in the emergency room. - David Lehman

My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder." - Steven Wright

I don't understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets. - Sting

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. - Aristotle

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. - Arnold H. Glasow

Faith is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see -
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency. - Emily Dickinson

I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. - Ronald Reagan

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. - Joe Ryan

It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you. - Lillian Hellman

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. - Judith Viorst

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation. - Tom Stoppard

If the "black box" flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn't the whole airplane made out of that stuff? - George Carlin

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