Friday, January 1, 2016

2015 - DEC - Infrastructure Collapse

2015-12-01 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, cars damaged, in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2015-12-03 - Silo collapses in Nairobi (Kenya), 1 killed, 4 missing:

2015-12-03 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, truck trapped, in Great Whelnetham (Britain):

2015-12-03 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens on street, motorcycle disappears into it, in Johannesburg (South Africa):

2015-12-03 - 1 in 4 US bridges deficient in some way, report finds:

2015-12-04 - River bridge collapses, truck falls into river, in Mizoram (India), 1 killed:

2015-12-05 - Massive gas leak in Southern California could take months to fix:

2015-12-05 - Reactor shuts down at Indian Point Nuclear Facility on the Hudson River in Buchanan (New York):

2015-12-05 - Major power outage blacks out 60,000 homes in Orange County (New York):;-cause-of-outage-unknown/1111373/

2015-12-06 - Building partially collapses on Uxbridge Road near Shepherds Bush Market in coastal London (Britain):

2015-12-06 - Building collapses in Pursaiwalkam (India):

2015-12-06 - Balcony railing breaks, 3 people fall 3 stories, in Lachine (Canada), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2015-12-07 - Facade collapses off building, bricks fall 30 stories onto street, in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2015-12-07 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Pleasantville (New York):

2015-12-07 - Roof collapses at building in Delhi (India), 1 killed, 7 injured:

2015-12-08 - Oil well blows out, spews hydrogen sulfide, near Seminole (Texas):

Quote: "Emergency officials have evacuated a 2-mile radius near a West Texas oil well that blew out and spewed a mixture of dangerous hydrogen sulfide."

2015-12-08 - Roof collapses at building in Gresham (Oregon):

2015-12-08 - Sewer line collapses in Wappingers (New York):

2015-12-09 - Bridge wall collapses in Noida (India), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2015-12-10 - Gas well leak creates cloud of noxious gas in Porter Ranch (California), hundreds of families leaving:

2015-12-10 - Power outage blacks out 4000 homes in coastal Berkeley and Oakland (California):

2015-12-10 - Building collapses in Telangana (India), 2 killed, 19 injured:

2015-12-10 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, bus falls in, in Sault Ste. Marie (Canada):

2015-12-11 - Metal beam falls on car on I-280 in coastal San Jose (California):

Quote: "San Jose firefighters tweeted a terrifying image Friday afternoon of a metal beam that pierced the windshield of a car on southbound Interstate 280. The driver escaped with only a scratch, according to firefighters."

Note: Whoa, momma, lucky driver there! Car, not so lucky...

2015-12-11 - Pavement cracking apart on canal bridge in Yuma (Arizona):

2015-12-12 - Bridge over the South Branch Black River collapses near Breedsville (Michigan):

2015-12-12 - Building collapses in Ludhiana (India), 15 injured:

2015-12-13 - Power outage hits Lusaka (Zambia), critical water shortage ensues:

2015-12-14 - Well continues leaking massive amounts of methane for seventh week, in Los Angeles County (California):

Quote: "All the methods the company has tried so far to kill the well have failed. Now experts who fought the Kuwaiti oil field fires have joined the effort. The safety of the some 100 workers on the site is also a concern. Wright said that is why on some days, the company cannot perform certain work. If the wind is blowing methane over certain equipment, crews cannot start that equipment, she said."

2015-12-14 - Reactor shuts down, again, at Indian Point Nuclear Facility on the Hudson River in Buchanan (New York):

2015-12-14 - Reactor shuts down at coastal Torness Nuclear Power Station (Scotland):

2015-12-14 - Building partially collapses in Williamsburg (New York), 2 injured:

2015-12-14 - Bridge collapses in Malad area in coastal Mumbai (India), 9 injured:

2015-12-14 - Carpark roof collapses at Hilton Hotel in coastal Singapore:

2015-12-15 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Mission Hills area in coastal San Diego (California):

2015-12-16 - Building partially collapses onto street in Carthage (Missouri):

2015-12-16 - Building partially collapses in Malden (Massachusetts), 2 injured:

2015-12-16 - Hole opens on I-65 bridge in Tippecanoe County (Indiana):

2015-12-18 - Water main breaks in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2015-12-18 - Water main breaks in Ridgefield (Connecticut):

2015-12-19 - Two months into well blowout and methane leak, event being compared to BP oil spill, in Porter Ranch (California):

Quote: "More than 1,800 families have been relocated by the gas company and more than 1,000 remain on a waiting list. Some say they can’t remember a displacement of residents this large since the Northridge earthquake in 1994, when 20,000 people were left homeless."

Quote: "Enough methane gas is being released to fill the Empire State building each day, state officials have said, and the concern has even reached the Federal Aviation Administration, which issued temporary flight restrictions over the area for small aircraft and helicopters."

2015-12-19 - Sewer line collapses, sinkhole forms, in Waco (Texas):

2015-12-20 - Nuclear plant leaks radiation, turbine stops, near coastal St. Petersburg (Russia):

2015-12-21 - Apartment building collapses in Assiut (Egypt), 2 killed:,-kil.aspx

2015-12-21 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Jackson (Mississippi):

2015-12-22 - Power outage blacks out 6700 homes on the coast in New Jersey:

2015-12-22 - Water main breaks at Starbucks, sinkhole forms, in Manchester (New Hampshire):

2015-12-23 - Ceiling collapses at jewelers in Moorgate in coastal London (Britain), 1 injured:

2015-12-24 - Thousands forced from homes since October due monumental methane leak from well in Porter Ranch (California):

Quote: "A part of Porter Ranch is eerily empty after thousands of residents left their homes to escape the massive methane gas leak from the nearby Aliso Canyon well. Lisa Vargas joined the exodus and left her neighborhood, which is now lined with vacant homes. She relocated her family to an apartment. 'It is definitely a ghost town. The smell is terrible. And it’s awful because so many people have left,' Vargas said."

2015-12-24 - Building collapses in Srirangam (India), 4 killed:

2015-12-24 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, near condos in Largo (Florida):

2015-12-25 - Doel 3 nuclear reactor leaks water and shuts down in Belgium:

2015-12-25 - Building under construction collapses in Delhi (India), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2015-12-25 - Power outage blacks out tens of thousands of homes in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2015-12-25 - Water main breaks, boil water advisory issued, in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):

2015-12-26 - Generator shuts down at nuclear plant in coastal New Taipei (Taiwan):

2015-12-26 - Bridge collapses in Qiqihar (China), two trucks fall onto frozen river, burst into flame, 1 injured:

Quote: "The 60-meter-long bridge broke in the middle, sending the two trucks careering into the frozen river in Fuyu County at about 9:10 a.m.. One person sustained injuries and was rushed to hospital. There were no fatalities, according to a statement from the county government. The trucks burst into flames, and fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire."

2015-12-26 - More info on the well leak spewing massive amounts of methane and other gases in Porter Ranch (California):

2015-12-27 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Torrance (California):

2015-12-28 - Building facade collapses onto car in Champaign (Illinois):

2015-12-28 - Water main breaks, flooding ensues, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2015-12-29 - Building collapses in Brooksville (Kentucky), neighboring building evacuated:

2015-12-29 - Home collapses in Bhiwandi suburb of coastal Mumbai (India), 9 injured:

2015-12-29 - Power outage hits coastal Buenos Aires (Argentina):

2015-12-30 - Building under construction collapses in Buraidah (Saudi Arabia), 4 killed:

2015-12-30 - Roof collapses onto people and cars in coastal Ajman (UAE), 3 injured:

2015-12-30 - Bridge over the River Wharfe collapses in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire (Britain):

2015-12-31 - Part of Birnbeck Pier collapses into the sea in Britain:

2015-12-31 - Water main ruptures, sinkhole forms, in coastal Durban (South Africa):

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