Monday, June 1, 2015

2015 - MAY - Infrastructure Collapse

2015-05-01 - Parking garage collapses at the Watergate Hotel in coastal Washington DC, 1 injured:

2015-05-01 - Ceiling collapses onto people at hotel in Burlington (Vermont), 5 injured:

2015-05-01 - Building collapses in Youngstown (Ohio):

2015-05-01 - Building collapses, five floors pancake, in Elche (Spain):

2015-05-02 - Storefront partially collapses in coastal Miami (Florida):

2015-05-02 - Roof collapses at building under construction in Lahore (Pakistan), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2015-05-02 - Power outage hits the Ballarat region (Australia), 19,000 homes go dark:

2015-05-03 - Vacant building collapses on the island of St. Lucia, 1 killed:

2015-05-04 - Belle Isle Bridge heavily deteriorating, emergency declared, in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2015-05-04 - Bridge over the Swarnamati River partially collapses in Bangladesh:

2015-05-04 - Major power outage blacks out large area, including the capital, in Sudan:

Quote: "The outage has reportedly affected most residential areas in Khartoum and Omdurman, Sudan's largest city. Many Sudanese states such as Red Sea, Kassala, Gadaref and River Nile have also witnessed power outage."

2015-05-05 - Mobile offshore maintenance rig partially collapses and lists in the Bay of Campeche near Mexico, 2 killed, 10 injured:

Quote: "The state oil giant, Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said emergency boats evacuated 101 workers from the Troll Solution rig after 'a failure of one of its legs' caused a partial collapse."

2015-05-06 - Missouri River bridge closed indefinitely for emergency repairs near Sugar Creek (Missouri):

Quote: "The highway is used by Eastern Jackson County residents to get to businesses, casinos and even the airport. 'The deterioration has gotten a lot worse,' MODOT engineer Brian Kidwell said. 'It had accelerated.'"

Quote: "This is the second time in recent weeks that a major highway has been down in the Kansas City area due to deteriorating conditions."

2015-05-06 - Vacant building starts collapsing, rains bricks onto the street, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2015-05-06 - Three Mile Island nuclear plant shuts down in Dauphin County (Pennsylvania), electrical problem:

2015-05-06 - TransCanada pipeline leaks in Alberta (Canada):

2015-05-07 - Building under construction partially collapses in Kahramanmaras Province (Turkey), 9 injured:

2015-05-07 - Bridge under construction collapses in Guwahati (India):

2015-05-08 - Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant shuts down in Lacey Township (New Jersey), electrical problem:

2015-05-08 - Power outage blacks out 9000 homes in Winsor (Canada):

Quote: "Enwin Utilities indicated the outage was caused by an 'unknown element' at the Hydro One Lauzon Transformer Station."

Note: Was it unobtanium?!

2015-05-09 - School building collapses in Imo State (Nigeria):

2015-05-10 - Building partially collapses in the Town of Randolph (New York), emergency declared:

2015-05-11 - Power outage hits the Northern Beaches area in coastal Sydney (Australia), 12,000 homes go dark:

2015-05-12 - Home under construction collapses in West Ealing (Britain), 1 injured:

2015-05-12 - Wall collapses at the Emir's Palace in Kano (Nigeria), 8 injured:

2015-05-12 - Power outage blacks out more than 9,000 homes in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2015-05-13 - Home collapses in Silver Spring (Maryland):

2015-05-13 - Power outage blacks out 23,000 homes in coastal Sydney (Australia):

2015-05-14 - Ceiling collapses at residential building in Wichita (Kansas), 10+ lightly injured:

2015-05-15 - Wall collapses at building in Coimbatore (India), 1 killed, 2+ injured:

2015-05-16 - Harbor Island Causeway falling apart, deemed unsafe, closed, near Catawba Island (Ohio):

Quote: "Our police Chief Bob Rogers got a call about the bridge and someone said they noticed a problem and it looked like it might be falling apart..."

Quote: "But for now, residents living in more than 30 homes on the island will have to sit tight, take a pedestrian bridge or take a boat to the mainland."

2015-05-16 - Deck collapses at home in Lithonia (Georgia), 7 injured:

2015-05-16 - Deck collapses at home in Noblesville (Indiana), 2 injured:

2015-05-17 - Mosque collapses in Surulere area in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Quote: "Witnesses said one minute the building was standing, the next, they heard it giving way and watched it collapse, everyone present ran away from and around the building."

2015-05-18 - Building crumbles, chunk hits toddler in coastal Manhattan (New York), 1 killed:

2015-05-18 - Building under construction collapses in coastal Kozhikode (India):

2015-05-19 - Hole opens in I-35 bridge near Norman (Oklahoma):

2015-05-19 - Hole opens in bridge near Sand Springs (Oklahoma):

2015-05-19 - Memorial Bridge corroding away near coastal Washington DC:

2015-05-19 - Building partially collapses in Firozabad (India), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2015-05-19 - Pipeline ruptures, 21,000 gallons of oil leak into the ocean in coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2015-05-19 - Major oil spill hits the Burrard Inlet (Canada), 100,000 birds may die:

2015-05-20 - Nine-story residential building collapses in Guiyang (China), many people missing:

2015-05-20 - Construction site partially collapses in coastal Los Angeles (California), 7 injured:

2015-05-20 - Bridge collapses under truck near race track in Topeka (Kansas):

2015-05-21 - Four-story building collapses in Orji (Nigeria):

2015-05-22 - Power outage hits Des Moines (Iowa), almost 7000 homes go dark:

2015-05-23 - Power outage hits Plattsburgh (New York), homes go dark, traffic lights stop working:

2015-05-24 - Home suddenly collapses in Evansville (Indiana):

Quote: "On Sunday afternoon, the house at 1018 West Virginia Street in Evansville mysteriously collapsed. Right now, officials aren't sure why it collapsed."

2015-05-24 - Water main breaks, road collapses, in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2015-05-25 - Lake Dam fails at Bastrop State Park (Texas), flooding ensues:

Quote: "Lake Dam at Bastrop State Park has failed, Bastrop emergency officials said. Authorities are urging anyone in the path of rushing water along Copperas Creek need to seek higher ground. The eastern area of Tahitian Village is at risk, officials said."

2015-05-25 - Porch collapses at home in Evanston (Illinois), 3+ injured:

2015-05-26 - Home partially collapses in Thoothukudi (India), 3 killed:

2015-05-27 - All airports closed in Belgium, electrical failure:

Quote: "Belgian airspace has been closed until 2pm today because of a power shortage in air traffic control."

2015-05-27 - Building partially collapses onto car in Oldbury (Britain), 1 injured:

2015-05-28 - Canal bridge collapses 14 days after opening, in Vinh Hung District (Vietnam):

2015-05-28 - Medical building partially collapses in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

2015-05-28 - Apartment building partially collapses onto two pickup trucks in coastal Halifax (Canada):

2015-05-28 - At least two anchoring rods fail tests on the coastal San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (California):

2015-05-29 - Residential building partially collapses in North Lawndale area in Chicago (Illinois):

2015-05-30 - Bridge under construction collapses under excavator in coastal Revere (Massachusetts):

2015-05-30 - Four-story residential building collapses in Asyut (Egypt), at least 6 killed, 3 injured:,--injured-in-Assiut-building-coll.aspx

2015-05-31 - 15-ton air-conditioning unit falls 28 stories and lands on street in coastal Manhattan (New York), 10 injured:

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