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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 09:47 PM
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House demolished with woman inside
Neighbors: Woman Killed As House Torn Down

ATLANTA -- A woman was killed Saturday afternoon in southeast Atlanta as a demolition team tore down a house.

Witnesses said the woman was inside the home when the building began crumbling around her.

Residents in the area told Channel 2s Tony Thomas the demolition crew began working from the back toward the front.

Neighbors said they had wanted the house torn down for years. Then they said they heard the cry for help.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/27812598/detail.html
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 09:49 PM
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1. No one did a walk through of the home
before they began razing it?
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 09:51 PM
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2. They said the contractors did.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 09:57 PM
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3. It couldn't have been a very good job.
I just don't get it. I've been around homes that have been demolished. They usually strip everything out of the inside of the house first, unless the place it too far gone. And I've always watched them do a last minute walk through, to be sure that neither human or pet has wandered in.

Someone didn't do their job.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 12:54 AM
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6. You said it.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 09:21 PM
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7. It sounds like someone didn't give a damn
about checking through as they should have and this is the end result.

They should be held accountable.
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 10:02 PM
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4. No. Words.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 10:00 AM
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5. ... Investigator Mary Beth Hauptle says an autopsy conducted Sunday shows the woman died of
blunt force trauma, caused when the house was demolished Saturday. Capt. J.L. Bundrige with the Atlanta Fire Department says the body was discovered as contractors removed debris from the site. Hauptle says the woman wasnt carrying identification, and fingerprints are being used to try to establish her identity ... Fire department Battalion Chief Todd Edwards says contractors said they checked the house before the demolition started ...
Medical examiner says woman killed by falling debris when Atlanta house was demolished
By Associated Press, Updated: Monday, May 9, 9:51 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/medical-examiner...

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