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Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, WV

Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, WV

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Building failures -- West Virginia -- Willow Island -- Investigation,
  • Reinforced concrete construction,
  • Cooling towers -- West Virginia -- Willow Island

  • Edition Notes

    StatementH.S. Lew ... [et al.] ; sponsored by Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
    SeriesNBS building science series -- 148
    ContributionsLew, H. S., United States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Center for Building Technology
    The Physical Object
    Pagination165 p. in various pagings :
    Number of Pages165
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14847225M

    The accident occurred around 10 a.m. Ap , during the construction of a second cooling tower at the Pleasants Power Station on West Virginia 2 in Willow Island.


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Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, WV Download PDF EPUB FB2

An investigation of the construction failure of the nAtural-draft concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, West Virginia OD Ap was carried out by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) at the request of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Depart­ ment of Labor.

Main Title: Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island, West Virginia Description Report issued by the National Bureau of Standards over investigation of the collapse of a concrete cooling tower on Willow Island, West by: 8.

The collapse of the natural-draft hyperbolic concrete cooling tower unit no. 2 at the Pleasants Power Station at Willow Island, West Virginia has been investigated.

This investigation included onsite inspections, laboratory tests of construction assembly components and concrete specimens, and analytical by: 4. Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island, WV 5. AUTHOR(S) H.S.

Lew, S.G. Fattal, J.R. Shaver, T.A. Reinhold, and B.J. Hunt 6. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION (If joint or other than NBS, see instructions) 7. Contract/Grant No. NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDSCited by: 8. Get this from a library. Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, WV.

[H S Lew; United States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.; Center for Building Technology.;] -- The collapse of the natural-draft hyperbolic concrete cooling tower unit no. 2 at the Pleasants Power Station at Willow Island, West Virginia was investigated and. Report issued by the National Bureau of Standards over investigation of the collapse of a concrete cooling tower on Willow Island, West Virginia.

Results of field, and laboratory tests are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island, WV H.S.

Lew S.G. Fattal J.R. Shaver T.A. Reinhold B.J. Hunt Center for Building Technology National Engineering Laboratory National Bureau of Standards Washington, DC Sponsored by: Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Department of Labor. Get this from a library.

Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, WV. [H W Lew; United States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.; Center for Building Technology.;]. NBSBUILDINGSCIENCESERIES InvestigationofConstructionFailure ofReinforcedConcreteCoolingTower atWillowIsland,WV.

Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, WV Item Preview. Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island, W.V., U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA/National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.

Illustrations from Chapter 9 of the book Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for. Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, West Virginia Item Preview. NBS was requested to assist the field investigation conducted by OSHA at the site of the collapse and to carry out a detailed study aiming at the determination of the most probable cause of the collapse.

In response to this request, NBS carried out field, laboratory and analytical studies. Details of the NBS investigation can be found in the NBS report, "Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island.

Full text of "Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, West Virginia" See other formats. Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, WV [microform] / H.S.

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G.P.O Washington, D.C 1. H.S. Lew, et al., “Investigation of the Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island, West Virginia,” NBSIR, Center for Building Technology, National Engineering Laboratory, National Bureau of Standards, November 2.

The lift form-work scaffolding system was a complex structure containing the. United States Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards. Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island, West Virginia.

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Introduction Development of Failure Case Studies in Civil Engineering in US • N.Y. Times Square Scaffold Collapse • Chicago U. Post Office Construction Collapse • Harbour Cay Condominium Collapse • The John Hancock Tower Structural Failures • Rosemont Horizon Arena Roof Collapse • Northridge Effect on Welded SMRF • Willow Island Cooling Tower Collapse.

Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island, West Virginia, NBSSIRNational Bureau of Standards. West Virginia Cooling Tower Collapse Caused by Premature Form Removal.

The collapse of a reinforced concrete cooling tower under construction at Willow Island, in April resulted in 51 fatalities, making it the worst construction accident in American history.

Highlighted are: the construction systems, including the patented formwork and scaffolding system, and procedures used Cited by: 3. The Willow Island disaster was the collapse of a cooling tower under construction at the Pleasants Power Station at Willow Island, West Virginia, on Ap 51 construction workers were killed.

It is thought to be the deadliest construction accident in U.S. on: Willow Island, West Virginia. Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower At Willow Island, West Virginia, by Center for Building Technology, National Engineering Laboratory, National Bureau of.

[1,2] Inthe Allegheny Power System built a larger power plant at Willow Island, West Virginia. In addition to two smaller units already on site, they were installing two generators with a total capacity of megawatts.

One cooling tower had already been built by. A number of failure case studies have been developed for use in courses teaching reinforced concrete design, as outlined in the book “Beyond Failure.” These include failures in the construction process and in formwork, such as the Willow Island Cooling Tower.

Scaffolding on cooling tower under construction in Willow Island collapses on plunging 51 workers to their death ft below; 11 members of 1 family are killed; tower Author: Iver Peterson.

The collapse of the natural-draft hyperbolic concrete cooling tower unit no. 2 at the Pleasants Power Station at Willow Island, West Virginia, was investigated by the National Bureau of Standards.

On Apa disaster at Willow Island in Pleasants County left 51 men dead. The workers were building a cooling tower at the Monongahela Power Company’s Pleasants Power Station.

They were working on scaffolding feet above the ground when it plunged to the ground. Most of the 51 victims were local construction workers.

The 51 men were working on the construction of cooling tower No. 2 at Pleasants Power Station around a.m. Thursday when the scaffolding and one lift of concrete fell to the floor of the tower feet below. Most of the workers were on the scaffold inside the hyperbolic shaped structure when the 28th lift of concrete began to "peel" away.

Willow Island Cooling Tower Failure, West Virginia, The Willow Island disaster was the collapse of a cooling tower under construction at a power station at Willow Island, West Virginia, on Thursday Ap The falling concrete caused the scaffolding to collapse. 51 construction. Author by: Jacob Feld Languange: en Publisher by: John Wiley & Sons Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 21 Total Download: File Size: 49,5 Mb Description: First published inJacob Feld's Construction Failure has longbeen considered the classic text on the ing all ofthe key components of Feld's comprehensive exploration of the rootcauses of failure.

The scaffolding had been erected for use in the construction of a new cooling tower at Monongahela Power Company’s Pleasants Power Station, adjacent to the Willow Island Power Station on the Ohio River downstream from St.

Marys. The men were preparing to pour a new layer of concrete when the scaffolding peeled away from the tower. Progressive collapse of a story reinforced concrete residential tower killed 14 construction workers and injured • Cooling tower scaffold collapse, Willow Island,April Title: Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, WV Date Published: Authors: H S Lew, S G Fattal, J R Shaver, T A Reinhold, B J Hunt Report Number: NBS BSS doi: / Download PDF | Download Citation.

The initial investigation of the Willow Island cooling tower collapse (NBS IR )established that the most probable cause of the collapse was the imposition of construction loads on the tower before the concrete had gained adequate strength.

"Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower at Willow Island, West Virginia" (PDF). Washington, D.C.: National Bureau of Standards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

1–2. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 9, Retrieved Octo 1 2 Tuckwiller, Tara (Ap ). WILLOW ISLAND, W. (UPI) - Federal labor inspectors today were trying to determine why the scaffold inside a power plant cooling tower collapsed without warning, sending all 51 workers to their deaths feet below.

Ten members of one family were killed in the accident at the Monongahela Power Co. plant, Thursday morning. Safety during construction of concrete buildings- a status report --by Lew, H. texts. eye 92 favorite Investigation of construction failure of reinforced concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, WV --by Lew, H.

S.; Fattal, S. G.; Shaver, J. R NBS Building Science. Created on. May 14. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality specific problem is: No differentiation between each type of structural failure, extremely hard to ortation failures should be placed in their relevant accident lists.

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On the eve of international Workers’ Memorial Day (4/28), Ken Ward of the Charleston Gazette displays again his journalist acumen, particularly on health and safety issues for workers. Thirty years ago today, at the construction of the cooling towers at the Pleasants Power Station at Willow Island, West Virginia, workers were hoisting up a massive bucket of concrete. As Ward writes.

Willow Island, West Virginia One of the worst construction accidents in U.S. history took place at Willow Island, West Virginia in While dozens worked on a cooling tower, the scaffolding they stood on suddenly collapsed, causing 51 workers to fall to their deaths.Get this from a library!

Beyond failure: forensic case studies for civil engineers. [Norbert J Delatte] -- From the Back Cover: Beyond Failure presents the circumstances of important failures that have had far-reaching impacts on civil engineering practice.

Each case study narrates the known facts: design.Investigation of Construction Failure of Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower At Willow Island, West Virginia (Part 1, NBSIR ).

Washington, DC: Center for Building Technology, National Engineering Laboratory, NBS, November42 pages (w/o appendices).