Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 - APR - Infrastructure Collapse

2015-04-01 - Beauty supply store collapses in Detroit (Michigan):

2015-04-02 - Frame collapses at construction site in Dallas (Texas), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2015-04-02 - Six-story building under construction collapses in Roysambu, Nairobi (Kenya), at least 9 injured:

2015-04-03 - Building crumbles, chunks fall on people, in Burrabazar, Kolkata (India), 8+ injured:

2015-04-03 - Two story building collapses in Lahore (Pakistan), 6 lightly injured:

2015-04-04 - Two story hotel collapses in Rawalpindi (Pakistan), at least 8 injured:

2015-04-04 - Roof collapses at primary school in Nankana Sahib (Pakistan), 13 injured:

2015-04-05 - Church roof collapses during Easter services in Rahway (New Jersey), 12+ injured:

Quote: "Congregants were reportedly singing when they heard a cracking sound from above. Debris then came tumbling down."

Note: That's kinda ominous, like the cross that burst into flame recently at 1:15 AM outside a church in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), mentioned in the 2015-03-06 update. If peoples' heads start swiveling around while they yell in some ancient language, I'm calling Father Merrin. Even if he can't help, he's got crackers and wine!

2015-04-05 - Major power outage hits coastal Mindanao (Philippine Islands):

2015-04-06 - Massive power outage hits Butte County (California):

Quote: "A massive power outage has been reported throughout Butte County, including at Chico State, where all classes are on hold. Chico police confirmed with KCRA 3 that the entire city lost power at about 8:15 a.m. Monday. PG&E said in a tweet that 79,000 customers in the county are without power."

2015-04-07 - Building partially collapses in Waverly (New York):

2015-04-07 - Mosque collapses on Walford Road in Birmingham (Britain):

2015-04-08 - Building partially collapses in Nashville (Tennessee):

2015-04-08 - Building collapses in Little Village area in Chicago (Illinois):

2015-04-08 - Exterior stairway collapses at motel in Fort Wayne (Indiana), 30 people evacuated:

2015-04-09 - Bridge over the Bhadar River collapses in Porbandar (India):

2015-04-10 - Ceiling collapses at apartment building in Avondale (Ohio), 2 injured:

2015-04-11 - Massive power outage blacks out 20 provinces in Turkey:

Quote: "Less than a month after a major power outage hit 79 provinces across the country, yet another electricity cut reportedly plunged 20 provinces into darkness at around midnight on Saturday night."

2015-04-12 - Vacant building partially collapses in Polo (Illinois):

2015-04-12 - Church collapses in Enugu (Nigeria), 5 killed:

2015-04-12 - Ceiling collapses at music school in Calgary (Canada):

2015-04-12 - Sightseeing building under construction collapses in Taizhou (China), at least 2 killed, 10 injured:

2015-04-12 - Building partially collapses, parapet falls off and hits girl, in Chillargi (India), 1 killed:

2015-04-12 - Wall collapses onto boy in Jamshedpur (India), 1 killed:

2015-04-13 - Building partially collapses, crushes minivan, in Cleveland (Ohio):

Quote: "A minivan squarely below the facade was totally demolished, but not a single injury was reported just as the busy Monday rush hour began in the city's business district. A father and four boys parked the van there for dinner and to see the Cavaliers play. They said, if they had parked there 10 minutes earlier, they would have been hit by the falling debris."

2015-04-13 - School building collapses in coastal Chennai (India), 2 killed:

2015-04-13 - Major power outage blacks out 31,000 homes in coastal San Francisco (California):

2015-04-14 - Three-story building collapses in Thika (Kenya), 30+ injured, more trapped:

2015-04-14 - Concrete barrier falls off bridge and crushes passing pickup truck, near Bonney Lake (Washington), 3 killed:

2015-04-14 - Vacant home collapses in Albany (New York):

2015-04-14 - Retaining wall along the Eau Claire River collapsing in Eau Claire (Wisconsin):

2015-04-15 - Residential building collapses in Khilgaon area in Dhaka (Bangladesh), at least 11 killed:

Quote: "...Farid Uddin, said 11 bodies including six of women could be recovered till 8:40pm. The death toll may rise, he said."

2015-04-15 - Power outage blacks out large parts of coastal Macao (China):

Quote: "A power outage hit parts of Macao on Wednesday, paralyzing fixed-line telephones, traffic lights and elevator services, the fire department said. The power outage, which occurred at around 11:00 a.m. local time (0300 GMT), affected Zona Nova de Aterros do Porto Exterior, Horta e Costa and Central districts as well as the Hengqin campus of the University of Macao. Banking services in the affected areas were also suspended."

2015-04-16 - Nightclub collapses at Doom show, in Santiago (Chile), 2+ killed, 12 injured:

2015-04-16 - Building under construction collapses in Delhi (India), 1 killed, 7 injured:

Quote: "A four-year-old child died while seven others, including three women, suffered injuries when a building under construction here collapsed on Thursday evening, police said."

2015-04-16 - Kingshighway overpass bridge crumbling, chunks falling off, in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "The man, who asked not to be identified, said it was about a 10-foot section of concrete that fell from one of the bridge supports."

2015-04-17 - Vacant building partially collapses in Kansas City (Missouri):

2015-04-18 - Building partially collapses in Lansingburgh (New York):

2015-04-18 - 500,000 gallons of sewage bursts from manhole in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "He said most of the spillage made its way into nearby storm drains and into Sims Bayou."

2015-04-18 - Power outage blacks out 13,000 homes in Oakland County (Michigan):

2015-04-19 - Building partially collapses in Columbus (Ohio):

2015-04-20 - Vacant building partially collapses in Jersey City (New Jersey):

2015-04-21 - Red Chute Bridge collapses in Bossier Parish (Louisiana):

2015-04-21 - Wall and window collapse at school in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2015-04-21 - Deck collapses at apartment building in Knoxville (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2015-04-22 - Hole opens on bridge in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2015-04-23 - Stage collapses at high school near Indianapolis (Indiana), 12+ injured:

Quote: "Capt. Charles Hollowell of the Westfield Police Department said that authorities don't have an exact number of injuries but are certain more than 12 were hurt. He says at least one person was critically injured."

2015-04-23 - Power outage blacks out 1000 homes in Carson City (Nevada):

2015-04-24 - Bridge on I-44 deteriorating in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2015-04-25 - Apartment building collapses in Cairo (Egypt):

2015-04-25 - Bridge under construction collapses in Almaty (Kazakhstan), 20 injured:

2015-04-26 - Bridge over the Nile River partially collapses in Manyal (Egypt), 3 trucks overturn, 1 injured:

2015-04-26 - Power outage hits Saskatoon (Canada), 13 neighborhoods go dark:

2015-04-27 - Building under construction collapses in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), 11+ killed, dozens buried:

2015-04-27 - Pedestrian bridge under construction collapses in Kano (Nigeria), 7 killed:

2105-04-27 - Vacant building collapses near the Ohio River in Columbia-Tusculum area in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2015-04-28 - Building collapses in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2015-04-28 - Three million gallons of raw sewage leaks into the Kansas River in Topeka (Kansas):

2015-04-29 - Bridge crumbling and cracking in Wausau (Wisconsin):

2015-04-29 - Building collapses near the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata (India):

2015-04-30 - Power outage strands people on trains for hours near Eastbourne (Britain):

Quote: "Some passengers were stuck on trains for hours and had to be evacuated after the network came to a standstill. But it isn’t over yet, and many trains in and out of London towards Sussex have been cancelled this afternoon."

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