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    Man dies when large hole opens in home

    Monday, April 24, 2006; Posted: 9:07 a.m. EDT (13:07 GMT)
    ALTA, California (AP) -- It was like a scene from a horror film: A 27-year-old man plummeted into a gaping hole that suddenly opened beneath a house, trapping him beneath foundation rubble and killing him.

    Authorities say the home, built in the 1980s, may have been sitting atop a decades-old underground mine. Recent rains could have softened the ground under the home, in an isolated area near Lake Alta.

    "It's unbelievable," Placer County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Dena Erwin said. "From the front of the house, it's absolutely normal. Then, in the middle of the house, is this enormous hole." (Watch for the gaping dimensions of the hole -- 1:54)

    The victim was awake and on the ground floor about 9:30 p.m. Friday when the concrete foundation near the kitchen gave way, sending him plunging into to the ground, Erwin said.

    Rescuers had trouble reaching him because the ground began to shift, creating an unsafe situation for work crews. Authorities returned to the home Sunday to try and remove the man's body, though geologists were still testing the house's soundness.

    The man's identity hadn't been positively established.
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    Ahhh, life in the Gold country.

    I love to hike and I've hiked all over California, except up in that part of California. There are so many old mine shafts up there that some parts are just to dangerous to wander around without a guide. Since the area has been developed (or over developed) there have been dozens of homes that have either partially or entirely sunk into the ground. One guy woke up one morning to find that his front yard had dropped 30 feet. I'm sure other places in the US have the same problem. Most of these mines were never mapped and are now ticking timebombs.

    This poor guy, his pregnant wife hears something in the living room and he goes out there a falls through the floor. When it's your time to go, you're gonna go.
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    Wow!!

    Guess there's a price for all that pretty wine country. Whatta terrible way to go.
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    Happens all the time here in Northeast Pa. in the spring. Holes just open up. Especially after heavy rains. It's due to the extensive underground mines where we live and the fact that the coal barons took everthing they could get. Our agency solicits people to buy mine subsidence insurance. Crazy shit.

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    That sucks.

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    That is brutal..and you guys say it happens all the time...

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    It happens in S. Oregon too. Much of the Gold rush moved north in the mid 1850's and in to the southern part of the state. Around Medford, in the sub-hills around town there are plenty of old mining shafts to be found. Even a few old mining shacks as well. I found a gold pan once out hiking around an old shack. A neighbor of mine lost a horse to one (mine shaft) and had to put it down while it was inside it. Never got it out.
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    I couldn't imagine something like that happening. If the area is over an old mine, is there any kind of checks they can do to check the safety of the surrounding land?
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    I was kind of thinking that too - seems with all the different data they can get from their eyes in the sky, seems they could find the hollow ground.

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    Why wouldn't the heavy equipment used to build do the damage before the house is built?

    This reminds me of Poltergeist - "You moved the head stones but you didn't move the graves"!!!

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