Monday, July 14, 2008
Where was that taken? The canopy certainly didn't take much lateral load to fail. Just another example why more states, and most of the rest of the world, needs to build as if there was going to be an earthquake.
AP's latest show of professionalism: Associated Press Journalist Gleefully Dreams of Pulitzer While Terrorists Murder Women in Front of His Rolling Camera
Looks like the driver of the truck won't make that mistake again. I suspect they buried him in a pizza box.
Actually, this was on Ace of Spades the other day. The driver and his son survived, miraculously.
From MW's link, it looks like this happened in northeast Texas, where the seismic requirements (and hurricane requirements) are minimal. Judging from that, and how the column at the right tore from the roof, I'd say no, there wasn't much of any accounting for lateral loads in the structural design.