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Wrong house demolished

Texas contractor razes house, but the wrong one.

By Associated_Press Jul 18, 2013 10:28PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A demolition company has mistakenly torn down a three-bedroom home in North Texas rather than the condemned building next door.

Video still from the area where a Fort Worth, Tx home was demolished by mistake (Courtesy of of NBCDFW.com)David Underwood and his wife placed their Fort Worth house on the market with the intention of moving into the retreat they purchased near the shores of Lake Worth. The lakeside land has been in the family for decades and Underwood bought it from an aunt earlier this year.

But when they stopped by to mow the lawn Saturday, they found the home was gone. A slab of foundation remains.

Fort Worth hired the demolition company to raze the condemned building, and was billed more than $6,000 for the work.

The condemned structure remains standing.

Underwood is seeking a settlement from the city. A city spokesman says officials are investigating.
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Photo: Video still from the area where a Fort Worth home was demolished by mistake (Courtesy of of NBCDFW.com)

28Comments
Jul 19, 2013 11:38PM
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Duuuh! This is like doctors operating on the wrong arm or leg .,.. or patient!

 

Jul 19, 2013 11:25PM
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What The Hell Is The Investigating About?
Jul 19, 2013 11:15PM
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Miscommunication: Is this what happens when illegals are let in, given these jobs and can't read English because they are too lazy and / or stupid to find an address?
Jul 19, 2013 11:14PM
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Miscommunication:  Is this what happens when illegals are let in, given these jobs and can't read English because they are too laxy and / or stupid to find an address?
Jul 19, 2013 11:04PM
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Hot Damn .... I get a new house.  I'll take a log house , thank you !
Jul 19, 2013 10:50PM
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What a relief  to hear someone NOT SAY,  I'm DEVASTATED !!  This guy has Class
Jul 19, 2013 10:38PM
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You would think if you were sent to tear down a house and you weren't sure which one you would call someone to check.

 

Jul 19, 2013 10:37PM
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NO INVESTIGATION! just give them $2 million as an apology so they can re-buy everything they had, if they can be replaced. IF my house got mistakenly demolished, I, too, will demand $2 million.
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