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On Nov 1, 2004, at 9:44 AM, Arvind Bisarya wrote:

It was definitely not an immigrant nor was the job outsourced !
I think if you'll look at deaths resulting from earthquake and storm-related structural failures, you'll find that the Hyatt collapse is one of the worst in the US, only recently. Disasters like the Johnstown flood or the 1906 San Francisco earthquake had far worse tolls, although there's no way now to sort out deaths from structural failures from those caused by ensuing fires.

If you looked a little further at the tens of thousands of people who died in Asia in earthquake- or storm-related or other structural collapses because of substandard design, you wouldn't find much offshore-outsourced engineering either.

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