- What’s going on in downtown St. Louis?
- Does it have anything to do with the Earth wobble?
- Sinkholes swallowed crane in October, forklift and driver in August, and car in June
- Why are sinkholes all the rage now in St. Louis, Missouri?
Is it “normal” for streets to collapse and sinkholes to open swallowing vehicles in downtown St. Louis? Well normal or not, it’s happening on a pretty regular basis these days, not only in St. Louis, Missouri, but all over the world.
Putting the microscope on St. Louis alone, we have the following:
This week, on Thursday afternoon, October 26, 2017, a street collapsed and a crane lift tipped over in a downtown St. Louis street trapping two painters. The ground under their bucket lift collapsed into a sinkhole as the workers were painting over graffiti on a building at 1333 North 6th Street. Fortunately, the workers were wearing safety harnesses and weren’t seriously hurt when the lift crashed into the side of the building.
On Saturday, August 19, 2017, in downtown St Louis as dozens of St. Louisans were enjoying a festival on Washington Avenue, a man driving a forklift was injured when a sidewalk collapsed and the forklift fell into a sinkhole. Witnesses say they could see the man’s hands and feet moving in the sinkhole.
On Thursday, June 29, 2017, around 6:30 a.m., a sinkhole swallowed a car also in downtown St. Louis. The car owners had been exercising at a nearby gym when the collapse occurred. The car’s owners were returning from the gym when they found their Toyota Camry resting in a 20-foot-deep and 8-to-10-foot-wide crater.
So, what do you think? Are these collapse and sinkhole incidents in downtown St. Louis connected or coincidence?
As always, you be the judge of that!