Name Instructor Course Date of Submission: The Grenfell Tower 1) Summary The Grenfell Tower fire tragedy is presumed to have claimed 79 lives. Initially, the local council authorities were blamed for approving the construction of substandard high-rise buildings that threatened public safety (Scott p.1). On the contrary, it appears most of these assumptions were flawed, since additional revelations were exposed. For example, construction experts blamed the rapid spread of the fire on the of the 1967 archaic design standards. In addition, the failure was attributed to the external cladding that had been installed in the £10 m refurbishment.
The 1968 code took of the fire towers and half the stairs of the Towers. If the Towers still had the original plan, then people might have been able to get out. “The antiquated towers of commerce will fail.”(Dwyer and Flynn 107) predicted by Robert Low, chairman of the city council 's building committee, which means that he knew the buildings’ would fail and was ignored. Many firefighters died in the building because they thought the towers had more time before the catastrophe destruction but they new code reduced that. “The 1938 code had required that the columns of tall buildings are able to stand against fire for 4 hours; the new code reduced that to 3 hours.” The new code puts the tower and everyone in
The disaster of 9/11 was filled with villains, heros, and tragedies, but why would someone attack America and how did the people handle it. It started out as a normal Tuesday on September 11,2001. An airport security supervisor, Claudia Richey, stops a man that she thinks she saw on a police sketch. She tells her coworker but he assured her there was no connection and the man passes to his
Just earlier this very year, there was a horrible fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory where 146 workers perished. Some died from the fire and others from jumping from the windows in order to escape it. Triangle Shirtwaist has brought the plight of these poor workers to the forefront as the public takes notice of the lack of safety measures in place at not just this factory, but many similar workplaces, and demands that something be done to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again. I believe one of the first steps to creating a safer workplace is having government regulations in place that prevent the mistreatment of workers and ensure that employees can escape in case of emergency. The regulations themselves should not be just broad, but address the many issues that workers face in order to give the workers the safest and healthiest working environment possible.
He announced about the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and many more. One of the hardest news he had to tell was John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Walter Cronkite was the first newsman to announce that John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed. This announcement took place on November 22, 1963. Cronkite said that he “blinked in disbelief at what he had read.” He said that this day was “a slow day that burst into action when the first dispatches from Dallas went out.” They say that when Cronkite announced the death of Kennedy, he cried on the air.
Then you have the rest of the population for prohibition because of economic, religious, and health reasons. In January of 1904, the majority of the country was drinking alcohol. Fast-forward thirteen years later on March of 1917, it seemed like some states wanted prohibition before it even started (Document M). Most businesses were suffering because alcohol slowed down the workers when drinking it during the day. Workers had to worry when going to work at night because of the dangers and accidents that took place near saloons.
There are also icy slopes that they may have struggled up of the death zone, the part of the climb above 26,247 feet where the last camp before the summit is located. The problem had been worse by the large number of climbers who want to meet their goal on climbing Everest. Climbing season lasts for about two months and when the winds on the mountain are not as powerful as during the rest of the year, climbers need to leave the last camp by late morning. There are traffic jams when so many of them are in the death zone. So, climbers can be delayed and can suffer exposure, using their precious supplies of oxygen.
Her call was the first call to alert American Airlines of the hijackings. Soon after, American Airlines shut down flights nationwide. “The other flight attendants on the airplane relayed information for Betty to report while also trying to keep the passengers safe and as calm as possible during the terrifying flight” (Betty Ann Ong Foundation). “Um, the cockpit’s not answering. Somebody’s stabbed in business class, and um i think there is Mace that we can’t breathe.
What do people individually recall when it comes to 9/11? I remember the images of the bodies falling from the burning buildings and the sound when they hit the ground, or the voices of terrified and shocked people in New York crying, running, saving themselves. As I mentioned before, living in a multimedia culture is both a blessing and a curse. People caught in the Twin Towers knowing that there is no way to survive, called their loved ones before the buildings collapsed. Passengers on United 93 were even longer aware of their impending death, so they took the chance to say a proper goodbye to their loved ones; a “haunting privilege” as Seidel calls it (94).
“It is unthinkable to most parents to simply be told by the authorities that their child is involved in a massacre and never coming back. Wouldn’t parents want to see the red jacks, blue pants, and little blond hair…regardless of the injuries just to make sure?” Sofia questions the deviation from normal protocol as it relates to Sandy Hook shooting. Also, the fire chief of Newtown, where the shooting took place, claims in an interview that he was ordered to vacate the scene as no one else would be coming out of the building after one lady came out of her car with injuries. Reports from other news agencies claim they were two survivors. This conflicting report among other evidences are reasons Sandy Hook shootings are believed to be a manipulation of reality by the
More and more police are being caught on camera shooting unarmed citizens, throwing bombs into cribs during no-knock, warrantless entries, and causing the general public to lose faith in a system of governance originally set up to protect and serve. The likelihood of a people waking up anytime soon from this haze is highly debatable. This, is where the idea of America begins to fall apart. On the day of July 17th, 2014, Eric Garner while in violation in local city ordinance, happened to experience this new police state mentality. Bystanders were both
The homes and lives of many smoldered in front of their eyes as they fled in terror to Maryland. Slowly, the citizens who followed Dolley Madison’s actions to avoid being captured started to return from hiding. They found their lives destroyed. For example, when President Madison and Dolley emerged from Maryland, they found their lives, home, and city demolished. Even in 1815, a year after this horrific event, they were still slowly pulling away the rubble and try to recover the capitol of our nation.