The anchor store for Bessemer, Alabama’s newest shopping center was already under roof. As construction continued, the reach forklift operator stopped for a quick break. When he returned, a crowd was gathered around his forklift which now sat upside down at the bottom of a thirty foot opening in the concrete floor.
Sinkholes – they have the annoying habit of showing up at the least opportune moment. This one, at least according to the forklift operator, had excellent timing, but still caused an immediate halt to construction. It was even possible that the entire project would have to be scuttled. That’s when Rembco got the call.