Thursday, June 1, 2017

2017 - MAY - Infrastructure Collapse

2017-05-01 - Reservoir becomes contaminated with e-coli in Lower Hutt (New Zealand):

2017-05-01 - Commercial building's roof collapses in Marshalltown (Iowa):

2017-05-02 - School collapses in Bareilly (India):

2017-05-02 - Three-story building collapses in Alakahia (Nigeria):

2017-05-02 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Peabody (Massachusetts):

2017-05-03 - Retaining wall collapses, landslide hits two homes, in Mount Adams area in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "Engineers are still trying to determine what caused a Mount Adams landslide that damaged two houses Wednesday. Their main question: did the hillside begin slipping and knock over the retaining wall, or did a retaining wall fail, allowing the hillside to slide down?"

2017-05-03 - Motorcycle business partially collapses in Portland (Oregon):

2017-05-03 - Water main breaks, massive sinkhole opens, in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-05-03 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, near Sandy Springs (Georgia):

2017-05-03 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Maryland Heights (Missouri):

2017-05-04 - Ceiling collapses onto people at Wendy's in Ozark (Missouri), 2 injured:

2017-05-04 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, traps truck, in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2017-05-05 - Refinery loses power, significant flaring ensues, people evacuated, in Benecia (California):

Quote: "A Northern California city has ordered occupants to evacuate a business park downwind of a large refinery that lost power, causing significant flaring. Giant black plumes of smoke could be seen for miles around the refinery on the east side of the San Francisco Bay Friday morning. Those in the area were advised to stay inside. The city of Benecia said the Valero refinery lost power Friday morning, resulting in massive flares. Benecia is 38 miles (61 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. Acting Deputy City Manager Mario Guliani says the city evacuated nearby and issued a precautionary shelter-in-place for residents and for two elementary schools."

2017-05-05 - Building collapses in Indianapolis (Indiana):

2017-05-05 - Building partially collapses in coastal Surat (India), 2 killed, others injured:

2017-05-06 - Restaurant partially collapses in Cochranton (Pennsylvania):

2017-05-06 - Five-story building collapses in Inderpuri, Delhi (India), 5+ injured:

2017-05-06 - Many students and some teachers hit by eye irritation in Delhi (India), blamed on gas leak:

2017-05-06 - Power outage blacks out 3500 homes in Incline Village (Nevada), near Lake Tahoe:

2017-05-08 - Church collapses in coastal Accra (Ghana), 20 injured:

2017-05-08 - Building collapses in coastal Mombasa (Kenya), 6 killed:

2017-05-08 - Walkway collapses into the Ten Mile River at apartments in Attleboro (Massachusetts):

2017-05-08 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, swallows SUV, in Youngstown (Ohio):

2017-05-08 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens on street, damages man's car, in Orange (Australia):

2017-05-09 - Tunnel collapses at Hanford Nuclear Reservation (Washington), emergency declared:

Quote: "An emergency has been declared at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington after a portion of a tunnel that contained rail cars full of nuclear waste collapsed."

2017-05-09 - Transformer fails, leaks oil into the East River in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-05-10 - Fukushima radioactive waste could spontaneously combust:

2017-05-10 - Bridge crumbling, chucks of concrete fall off and hit woman's car, in Atlanta (Georgia):

2017-05-10 - In the US, crumbling roads and bridges bring higher taxes and fees:

2017-05-11 - Marriage hall partially collapses in Bharatpur (India), 22 killed, many injured:

2017-05-11 - Tank at Naval Air Station Oceana leaks tens of thousands of gallons of jet fuel in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2017-05-11 - Dakota Access pipeline has first oil leak before even becoming operational:

2017-05-12 - Building collapses in Delhi (India), 4 injured:

2017-05-12 - Power outage halts train in Denver (Colorado):

2017-05-12 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Santa Clarita (California):

2017-05-13 - Chemical plant leaks chlorine - or so the story goes - near Sunguozhuang (China), 2 killed, 18 injured:

2017-05-14 - Building under construction partially collapses in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 3 injured:

2017-05-15 - Widespread power outage blacks out parts of Dickinson (Texas):

2017-05-16 - Commercial building partially collapses in Missoula (Montana):

2017-05-17 - Building partially collapses in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-05-17 - Building collapses in Daryaganj (India), 4 injured:

2017-05-17 - Closed bridge collapses into Mill Pond in Granite Falls (North Carolina):

2017-05-17 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, car nearly swallowed, in Ellicott City (Maryland):

2017-05-18 - Five-story building under construction collapses in coastal Colombo on the island of Sri Lanka, 1 killed, 20+ injured:

Quote: "A five-story building under construction in Sri Lanka's capital collapsed Thursday, killing one and injuring at least 22 people, officials said."

2017-05-18 - Bridge collapses in Sanvordem (India), 2 killed, 30 missing:,-30-missing-in-Goa-bridge-crash.aspx

2017-05-18 - Building crumbles, rains bricks on man, in Toronto (Canada), 1 injured:

2017-05-19 - Natural gas leak hits Rancho Cucamonga (California):

Quote: "Residents say a natural gas leak has held a Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood hostage for 11 days, and the Southern California Gas Co. hasn’t really explained to homeowners what’s going on."

Quote: "In a later email, Gas Co. spokeswoman Rosa Santana said the leak was stopped last week. Even so, a Southern California News Group photographer at the scene said the smell of gas continues to permeate the area."

2017-05-19 - Three-story building under construction collapses in coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 3 killed, 16+ injured:

2017-05-19 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, traps garbage truck, in Denver (Colorado):

2017-05-20 - Deck collapses at apartment building in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 11 injured:

2017-05-20 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Vista (California), near the coast:

2017-05-20 - Nuclear waste site may be leaking in Hanford (Washington):

2017-05-20 - Oil platform leaks gas in the North Sea, rig shut down, non-essential personnel evacuated:

2017-05-22 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, on the island of Jersey (Britain):

2017-05-23 - Three-story building collapses in Bhopal (India), 1 killed, 2+ injured:

2017-05-24 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Chelsea (Massachusetts):

2017-05-25 - Power outage blacks out 60,000 homes and businesses in suburbs of coastal Sydney (Australia):

2017-05-26 - Building under construction partially collapses in coastal Oakland (California), 12 injured:

2017-05-26 - Building partially collapses in Kidderminster (Britain):

2017-05-26 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, car drives into hole, in Denver (Colorado):

2017-05-26 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in La Habra (California):

2017-05-28 - Culvert fails, sinkhole forms, near Idyllwild (California):

2017-05-29 - Three-story building collapses on coastal Lagos Island (Nigeria), 2 killed, 14 injured:

Quote: "This is the fourth building to have collapsed in Lagos in less than a month."

2017-05-30 - Building partially collapses in Cleveland (Ohio):

2017-05-30 - Carpark under construction collapses at airport in Eindhoven (Netherlands):

2017-05-31 - Road washes away, SUV plunges into water, on Highway 82 near De Soto (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2017-05-31 - Water main ruptures, water gushes 7 stories high, streets blown apart, in Kiev (Ukraine):

2017-05-31 - Major water main ruptures, streets flood, on Beach Street in Fort Worth (Texas):

2017-05-31 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, on Millbrook Drive near Shelley Lake in Raleigh (North Carolina):

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