Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015 - JAN - Infrastructure Collapse

2015-01-01 - Church collapses in Burera District (Rwanda), 4 killed, 24 injured:

2015-01-02 - Building partially collapses in coastal Stone Town, Zanzibar (Tanzania), 3 injured:

2015-01-02 - Home collapses in coastal Kingston (Jamaica):

2015-01-03 - Huge 80-meter-tall (250 feet) wind turbine collapses in County Tyrone (Ireland):

2015-01-03 - Bridge over canal under construction collapses in Mayyil (India), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2015-01-03 - Sewer main collapses in San Antonio (Texas), 100,000 gallons of sewer water released:

2015-01-04 - Residential building collapses in Nairobi (Kenya), at least 2 killed, several injured:

2015-01-04 - Building collapses in Wrexham (Britain):

2015-01-04 - Marble mine collapses in Ziarat (Pakistan), at least 12 killed:

2015-01-05 - Bridge collapses 10 days after opening on the island of Sicily (Italy):

Quote: "This is not the first time a bridge has collapsed in Sicily. In July last year, the Petrusa bridge, which was part of a highway in the region near Agrigento, collapsed while three cars were travelling across it."

2015-01-06 - Building partially collapses onto street in Butte (Montana):

2015-01-07 - Hotel under construction partially collapses near Creek Road in Blue Ash (Ohio):

2015-01-08 - Silo collapses at Riverside Industrial Complex in Bristol Township (Pennsylvania), 1 missing, presumed dead:

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-01-09 - Airport hanger collapses in Sao Paulo (Brazil), plane crushed:

2015-01-11 - Building partially collapses in coastal Alexandria (Egypt), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-01-12 - Building partially collapses in Sturgeon Bay (Wisconsin):

2015-01-13 - Building partially collapses, truck crushed, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2015-01-13 - Bridge collapses in Kaliningrad (Russia), 4 killed:

2015-01-14 - Newly-built wedding hall collapses in Lahore (Pakistan), 7 killed, including bride:

2015-01-16 - Airport hangar under construction collapses at airport in Morristown (New Jersey), 2 injured:

2015-01-16 - Ceiling partially collapses at church in Hilington (Britain), the Queen decides not to visit:

Note: Can't blame her!

2015-01-18 - Power outage cancels 11 trains through the Chunnel, a day after a tractor trailer fire shut it down:

Quote: "A day after suspending trains running between the United Kingdom and France due to a lorry fire, Eurostar was once again forced to cancel 11 trains on Sunday over a power outage. 'Eurotunnel experienced new power supply problems this morning which meant that both tunnels were again closed for two hours,' a message on Eurostar's website read."

2015-01-19 - I-75 bridge collapses in Cincinnati (Ohio), 1 killed, 1 lightly injured:

2015-01-19 - Oil pipeline ruptures, 50,000 gallons of oil spills into the Yellowstone River near Crane (Montana):

Quote: "Residents in nearby cities were told not to drink the tap water, which some said smelled like diesel. The massive oil spill happened when the 12-inch pipeline, which crosses the Yellowstone River, ruptured Saturday about 5 miles upstream from Glendive, Montana's Department of Environmental Quality said."

2015-01-19 - Ceiling collapses at private school in Chelsea area of coastal London (Britain), 7 lightly injured:

2015-01-19 - Warehouse under construction partially collapses near coastal Manila (Philippine Islands), 11 killed, 4 injured:

2015-01-19 - In separate incidents, wall and ceiling collapse at buildings in coastal Mumbai (India), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2015-01-20 - Steel beam showing cracks on Hackensack River bridge between East Rutherford and Secaucus (New Jersey):

Quote: "Pressure to replenish New Jersey’s transportation fund grew yet again Wednesday afternoon, as the state Transportation Department partially closed the busy Route 3 eastbound bridge over the Hackensack River just before rush hour, citing new test results that revealed cracks in a steel beam that supports the span."

2015-01-20 - I-40 bridge crumbling in Del City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "I-40 eastbound in the Del City area was narrowed to one lane as crews raced to fix an area on the S.E. 15th bridge that was literally crumbling."

2015-01-21 - Pipeline leaks millions of gallons of saltwater and unknown amount of oil into Missouri River near Williston (Idaho):

Quote: "Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater and an unknown quantity of crude oil have leaked from a North Dakota pipeline into a creek that feeds the Missouri River, by far the largest spill of its kind in the state's history, officials said."

2015-01-21 - Four-story building collapses in Delhi (India), 10 people pulled from the rubble:,-no-casualties.html

2015-01-21 - Roof collapses at building under construction in Lahore (Pakistan), 1 killed:

2015-01-22 - Bridge under construction collapses in Willits (California), 3+ injured:

Note: Can't even get bridges built before they collapse nowadays!

2015-01-22 - Bridge crumbling away, road closed, near Tolono (Illinois):

2015-01-23 - Five-story building collapses in Dakahlia Governorate (Egypt), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2015-01-24 - Parking garage collapses, snow plow truck falls in, in Secaucus (New Jersey):

2015-01-24 - Church building collapses in coastal Accra (Ghana):

2015-01-24 - Bridge collapses under truck in Zhejiang Province (China):

2015-01-25 - Deck collapses at building in coastal San Francisco (California), 3 injured:

2015-01-25 - Mosque dome collapses in coastal East Java (Indonesia), 1 killed, 6 injured:

2015-01-26 - Morrison Bridge over the Willamette River shows cracks in Portland (Oregon):

2015-01-26 - School ceiling partially collapses in coastal Peterhead (Scotland):

2015-01-27 - Clothing store partially collapses in Center City area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 3+ injured:

2015-01-27 - Hotel under construction collapses in coastal Pattaya (Thailand), 3 injured:

2015-01-28 - Walkway collapses at sugar mill in South Bay (Florida), 2+ injured:

2015-01-29 - Facade at library collapses, destroys two vehicles, in West Orange (New Jersey):

2015-01-29 - School building under construction collapses in Jiangxi (China), 1 killed, 16+ injured:

2015-01-29 - Building under construction collapses in Delhi (India), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2015-01-30 - Four homes partially collapse, deemed unsafe, in Hamilton Township (New Jersey):

2015-01-30 - Bridge collapses near Ramona (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

2015-01-30 - Wall collapses in Dhaka (Bangladesh), 1 killed:

2015-01-31 - Effluent tank collapses at tannery near Vellore (India), 10 killed:

2015-01-31 - Building collapses in Wadi (India):

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