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Clinique del Maule


The Clinique del Maule consists of three buildings that were built in the 1980s, 2006, and 2009, respectively. The CDT center was built in 2006; partition walls suffered no damage, and only the ceiling tiles at the fourth level partially collapsed. On the first floor, a TV came loose and fell off a TV monitor arm by causing damage to the supporting arm (Figure 1), but anchorage to the wall remained intact. Elevators were still not functional. The counter weight on one side of the main cabinet fell on the main cabinet causing significant damage (Figure 2). At the roof level, 75% of the individual AC units lost their connections due to either pull-out or shearing off of their anchorages to their support frames, which left electrical cables loose and hanging off the units (Figure 3).

Figure 1: ATV came loose and fell off a TV monitor arm by causing damage to the supporting arm. Anchorage to the wall remained intact.

The counter weight on one side of the main cabinet fell on the main cabinet causing significant damage.The counter weight on one side of the main cabinet fell on the main cabinet causing significant damage.The counter weight on one side of the main cabinet fell on the main cabinet causing significant damage.

Figure 2: The counter weight on one side of the main cabinet fell on the main cabinet causing significant damage.

Figure 3: At the roof level, 75% of the individual AC units lost their connections due to either pull-out or shearing off of their anchorages to their support frames, which left electrical cables loose and hanging off the units.


Report and photos submitted by Gokhan Pekcan.
Date: March 8, 2010