Homes Next to Seffner Sinkhole to Be Demolished

Homes on either side of Florida house where man died are being demolished

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 8:54 AM EDT
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RAW VIDEO: Initial Inspection of Seffner Sinkhole

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Engineers work in front of a home where sinkhole opened up underneath a bedroom and swallowed a man Friday, March 1, 2013, in Seffner, Fla. Jeff Bush screamed for help and disappeared as a large sinkhole opened under the bedroom of his house, his brother said Friday. Jeremy Bush told rescue crews he heard a loud crash near midnight Thursday, then heard his brother screaming. There's been no contact with Jeff Bush since then, and neighbors on both sides of the home have been evacuated.

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RAW VIDEO: Initial Inspection of Seffner Sinkhole

Hillsborough County released video on Tuesday of the initial inspection of the sinkhole that claimed the life of Jeff Bush at his home in Seffner, Florida just over a month ago.
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The homes on either side of the Seffner house where a sinkhole opened under a man's bedroom are being demolished.
 
Officials say the demolition will take place Wednesday. The homes were condemned April 1, a month after the sinkhole opened under the house next door, killing 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush.

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The Tampa Bay Times reports that engineering consultants determined that repairing the homes would cost more than 50 percent of their value.
 
On Wednesday morning, heavy equipment and trucks will return to the neighborhood near Tampa to demolish the homes.

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