Thursday, October 1, 2015

2015 - SEP - Infrastructure Collapse

2015-09-01 - Athletic building under construction collapses at university in Smithfield (Rhode Island), 6 injured:

2015-09-01 - Home under construction collapses in East York (Canada):

2015-09-01 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2015-09-01 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2015-09-02 - Water main breaks in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2015-09-03 - Storm sewer collapses, sinkhole forms, in East Lansing (Michigan):

2015-09-03 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Great Falls (Montana):

2015-09-04 - Swing bridge collapses at Lake Waikaremoana (New Zealand), tourists plunge into the water:

2015-09-04 - Roof collapses at factory in Lahore (Pakistan), 4 killed, 14 injured:

2015-09-04 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2015-09-04 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2015-09-05 - Building partially collapses in Shelby (Ohio):

2015-09-05 - Water main breaks, huge sinkhole forms and devours street, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2015-09-05 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, man falls in, in Cambridge (Massachusetts):

2015-09-06 - Building partially collapses in Tombstone (Arizona):

2015-09-06 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Toronto (Canada):

2015-09-06 - Balcony suddenly collapses at home in Clayton County (Georgia), at least 1 injured:

2015-09-07 - Fire station partially collapses in Weirton (West Virginia):

2015-09-07 - Building under construction collapses in Kajiado (Kenya), 2 killed:

2015-09-07 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, neighborhood floods, in Toronto (Canada):

2015-09-08 - Sewer lines collapsing, sinkholes forming, in Charleroi (Pennsylvania):

2015-09-08 - 'Underground issue' blacks out part of Albany (New York), people swelter in the heat:

2015-09-08 - Water main breaks in Waldorf (Maryland):

2015-09-09 - Hangar collapses at airport in Newark (New Jersey), 4 injured:

2015-09-09 - Hotel collapses in Delta State (Nigeria), at least 7 injured:

2015-09-09 - School built in 2007 partially collapses in coastal Thiruvananthapuram (India):

2015-09-09 - Bridge collapses near coastal Mombasa (Kenya):

Quote: "Traffic flow along Tororo-Mbale highway has been diverted after the collapse of parts of the Manafwa Bridge that links Southern Sudan to the coastal town of Mombasa."

2015-09-09 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Greensburg (Pennsylvania):

2015-09-10 - Six-story building collapses in Asyut (Egypt), 4 killed, others injured:

2015-09-10 - Power outage hits coastal Los Angeles (California), 5,000 homes go dark:

2015-09-10 - Power outage hits Orlando (Florida), 10,000 homes go dark:

2015-09-10 - Sewer pipe collapses, sinkhole forms, in Fremont (California):

2015-09-11 - Crane collapses onto mosque in Mecca (Saudi Arabia), 107 killed, 238 injured:

Quote: "At least 107 people died and 238 more were injured when a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque of Mecca ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Interior Ministry said on Friday."

2015-09-12 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2015-09-15 - Water main breaks, massive flooding ensues, in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2015-09-15 - Water main breaks, two holes open, in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2015-09-15 - Water main breaks near Home Depot in Bristol (Connecticut):

2015-09-15 - Water main breaks in Simsbury (Connecticut):

2015-09-15 - Water main breaks in Sherman Oaks (California), flooding ensues:

2015-09-15 - Water main breaks in Bridgewater (New Jersey), roads closed, numerous streets lose water service:

2015-09-15 - Water main breaks in Eau Claire (Wisconsin):

2015-09-15 - Water main breaks on Decarie Boulevard in Montreal (Canada):

2015-09-16 - Power outage hits Ontario International Airport in Ontario (California):

2015-09-16 - Overpass crumbling, chucks of concrete hit airport shuttle van, on I-80 near Salt Lake City (Utah):

2015-09-16 - Sewer line collapses, sinkhole forms, in Auburn (New York):

2015-09-16 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Lomita (California):

2015-09-17 - Cooling system fails, nuclear reactor shuts down, in Frenchtown Township (Michigan):

2015-09-17 - Four-story building collapses in coastal Istanbul (Turkey), 1 killed, 4 injured:

2015-09-17 - Building under construction partially collapses in Marion (Iowa):

2015-09-17 - Warehouse roof collapses in Chicago (Illinois):

2015-09-17 - Wall collapses at building in Webberville (Michigan), 1 killed:

2015-09-17 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, on Spring Lake Road in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2015-09-17 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Jackson (Mississippi):

2015-09-18 - Front of business collapses in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "He said the building was painted in March and there was no structural damage at that time. 'Something is happening since March; I don’t know what it is,' Coakley added."

2015-09-18 - Dewdney Bridge cracking, slumping, showing signs of collapse, near Mission (Canada):

2015-09-18 - Three-story building collapses in Awka (Nigeria), 5 feared dead:

2015-09-19 - Bridge collapses in Amreli (India), 1+ killed, 10 injured:

2015-09-19 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Indian Wells (California):

2015-09-20 - Power outage blacks out homes from Clairemont to Mission Valley to Escondido (California):

2015-09-21 - Water main breaks, flooding ensues, in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2015-09-22 - Building collapses in Hanoi (Vietnam), 2 killed, 6 injured:

2015-09-22 - Five story hotel partially collapses in coastal Palma on the island of Majorca (Spain), 2 killed:

2015-09-22 - Awning collapses at daycare in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2015-09-22 - Massive power outage at midnight blacks out most of Madison County (Alabama):

Quote: "Huntsville Utilities reported a large power outage across Madison County Tuesday morning. The power outage reportedly happened around midnight and affected most of Madison County, extending north from Highway 72 to the Tennessee state line and from the Limestone County line to Highway 431."

2015-09-23 - Power outage takes down part of the transit system in coastal Washington DC:

2015-09-23 - Hole opens on bridge in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2015-09-23 - Building collapses in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2015-09-23 - Bridge between buildings collapses in Dhamrai (Bangladesh), 2 killed, 15 injured:

2015-09-24 - Building partially collapses in Bronzeville area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:

2015-09-24 - Building under construction collapses in coastal Muscat (Oman), 1 killed:

Quote: "The Public Authority for Civil Defences and Authority (PACDA) on Thursday confirmed one body recovered from the debris of under construction building that collapsed in the Ghala industrial area with many feared trapped."

2015-09-24 - Four-story building collapses in coastal Douala (Cameroon):

2015-09-25 - Transformer pole falls over, lands on cars, three cars go up in flames, in Jackson (Mississippi):

2015-09-25 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, along US 1 near coastal Key West (Florida):

Quote: "The authorities are assuming that the water main break caused the sinkhole, but what if the sinkhole, created by the Earth's 'opening up', caused the water main to break?"

Note: That's right, there's really no way to tell, but if the land subsides under a pipe then that will put stress on the pipe and that may cause a rupture. So this might have been more of a land subsidence event than an infrastructure collapse event. I'm always torn on these combo sinkhole-water-main-break events on where to list them...

2015-09-26 - Bridge over stream collapses in Dharan (Nepal):

2015-09-27 - Bridge partially collapses at coastal City Island (New York):

Quote: "As workers prepared to open a temporary bridge to City Island, a partial collapse caused hysteria and fright among residents."

2015-09-28 - Cracked girder found on Norman Wood Bridge over the Susquehanna River, bridge closed, in York County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "An inspector found the vertical crack in one of the girders closer to the York County side, Penny said. He described it as a 'significant crack.' The crack did not exist when inspectors took a look at the span in March."

Quote: "The two-lane, 21-span bridge was built in 1968, and an average of 4,300 vehicles cross it daily between Lower Chanceford Township in York County and Martic Township in Lancaster County. To cross the river, drivers will have to travel north to the Route 30 or 462 spans by Wrightsville or south to the Route 1 Conowingo Dam crossing in Maryland."

2015-09-30 - Building partially collapses in Dunkirk (New York):

2015-09-30 - Building partially collapses in Valley Cottage (New York):

2015-09-30 - Commercial warehouse partially collapses in Marden (Britain):

2015-09-30 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Buffalo (New York):

2015-09-30 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Charlotte (North Carolina):

2015-09-30 - Sewer pipe collapses, sinkhole forms, in Romford (Britain):

2015-09-30 - Sidewalk collapses under big rig in coastal Manhattan (New York):

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