Saturday, 12 June 2010

Kogarah, workshop

This mechanic's workshop at Kogarah suffered a collapse last Saturday. The excavation work at the front of the building by the power company, following three weeks of rain, resulted in the foundations giving way. It wasn't a particularly remarkable building but the old shopfront with its eyecatching colours made it a landmark on the Princess Highway. There was traffic chaos when the highway had to be shut down so workmen could demolish the shopfont and stabilise the rest of the building.

20 comments:

  1. Hopefully the insurance companies will fix this so that the mechanic will be back in business soon.

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  2. Jim Jim what has come over thee! What are those 'things' lurking in the foreground of the right-hand photograph?

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  3. I do hope the place was injured. Amazing what a lot of rain can do. I am glad for you the rain has finally stopped.

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  4. How come you were out at night? You'll get mugged.

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  5. Hope everyone was safe. Interessting thought that a car fixing company provide much chaos.
    Please have a nice start into the weekend and always a safe road ahead of you.

    daily athens

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  6. Sallie & Robert, the mechanics got out of the building when it started to collapse and the bloke digging the hole used the excavator to hold the wall back.

    Julie, those unavoidable, pesky workers got in the way this time. :) It had to happen eventually. Maybe I'm just getting used to the ides of including people.

    Bruce, I know most my shots are taken in the daytime. I do go out and explore at night even if I don't always take my camera with me.

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  7. Hope his insurance will pay for his lost of custom.

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  8. Same thing happened in Melbourne a while ago, in that case, a new building excavation next to the collapsed business. And then there was the Lane Cove tunnel. How hard can it be now to work safely and not damage other buildings?

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  9. Andrew, you'd think they would have learnt from the past and taken more precautions, especially in this case considering it had been practically raining non stop for three weeks.

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  10. excellent capture, i hope nobody was hurt though.

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  11. What a scary! Hope nobody was hurt.

    Big experience to learn from.

    My Inspiration
    My Skywatch Friday

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  12. OOPS!
    This reminds «Louis» of a photo he saw last week where an entire 12 storey apartment building in China fell on its side in exactly the same circumstances!
    BIG OOPS!

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  13. Wow, that would have been a lot scarier Louis.

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  14. Now that will ruin your day! Glad nobody was hurt.

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  15. Goodness .. what a shock it must have been for the owners.

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  16. it's amazing and very scary what a lot of rain can do. well captured! :-)

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