Friday, April 1, 2016

2016 - MAR - Infrastructure Collapse

2016-03-01 - Vacant armory building partially collapses in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

2016-03-01 - Building partially collapses in Jamestown (New York):

2016-03-01 - Former church collapses in Wheeling (West Virginia):

2016-03-01 - Building under construction collapses in coastal Casablanca (Morocco), 3 killed, 3 injured:

2016-03-01 - Water main breaks, flooding ensues, in coastal Mission Beach (California):

2016-03-02 - Hole opens on bridge, chunks falling off, just outside the East River Mountain Tunnel (Virginia):

2016-03-02 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, SUV goes in, in Kansas City (Missouri), 1 injured:

2016-03-03 - Balcony collapses at building in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand), 17 injured:

2016-03-03 - Nuclear reactor shuts down at Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant in coastal Seabrook (New Hampshire):

2016-03-04 - Building partially collapses onto law office in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida), 4 lightly injured:

2016-03-04 - Building starts collapsing in coastal Perth Amboy (New Jersey), people evacuated:

2016-03-04 - Church under renovation collapses in Tuxtepec (Mexico), 4 killed, 19 injured:

2016-03-04 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Santa Cruz (California):

2016-03-05 - Power outage hits the Bay Area (California), 55,000 homes go dark:

2016-03-05 - Building partially collapses onto street in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

2016-03-05 - Building under construction partially collapses in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2016-03-06 - River bridge collapses in coastal Camarines Sur (Philippine Islands):

2016-03-07 - Water main breaks in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), school closed:

2016-03-08 - Five-story building under construction collapses in coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 15+ killed:

2016-03-08 - Power outage hits Salt Lake International Airport (Utah), airport goes to generator power:

2016-03-08 - Underground pipe leaks 700,000+ gallons of oil wastewater in Medford (Oregon):

2016-03-08 - Water and sewer mains break in Panama (Oklahoma), boil water warning issued, schools closed:

2016-03-08 - Water main breaks at school in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), school closed:

2016-03-08 - Water main breaks in Shreveport (Louisiana), two schools closed:

2016-03-08 - Water main breaks on Potter Road in Framingham (Massachusetts):

2016-03-09 - Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station leaking radioactive material into coastal Biscayne Bay (Florida):

Quote: "Sitting adjacent to Biscayne National Park, the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station has been leaking radioactive materials into protected waters, according to a new study. Performed by Dr. David Chin from the University of Miami, the results released Tuesday morning by Miami-Dade County found high levels of a radioactive isotope in Biscayne Bay. Those radioactive waters are coming from the power plant's cooling canals, raising radioactivity levels 215 times higher than normally found in seawater, the report added."

2016-03-09 - Hole opens on runway, causes delays, at coastal LaGuardia Airport (New York):

Quote: "'You had a failure in the runway that caused, not a pothole, 8 foot by 2 foot is a gulch,' said J.P. Tristani, an Aviation Consultant."

2016-03-09 - Hole opens on Hanover Street Bridge in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2016-03-10 - Pipeline ruptures, spews gas into the air, HazMat event, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):;-buckeye-pipeline-breaks-spewing-fuel/1240596/

Quote: "The Buckeye Pipeline suffered a break causing a massive odor of gas to permeate the air. The break has since been isolated and the valves turned off. The odor was smelled in the area of Linden Boulevard and Junius Street."

2016-03-10 - Home collapses in Germantown area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2016-03-10 - Historic Wagon Wheel Bridge over the Des Moines River collapses near Boone (Iowa):

2016-03-10 - Bridge partially collapses in Llanfair Clydogau (Britain):

2016-03-11 - Dam deteriorating at Lake Deerwood near Hartleton (Texas):

2016-03-11 - Nuclear reactor leaks heavy water, reactor shut down, in coastal Surat (India):

2016-03-11 - Water pipe breaks, huge sinkhole opens on Laval Street near Carré St-Louis (Canada):

2016-03-12 - Vacant home collapses in St. Joseph (Missouri):

2016-03-13 - Dam breaks, flooding heads toward Hebert (Louisiana), evacuations ensue:

Quote: "The water was reported to be flowing rapidly towards the community of Hebert. 'The Hebert community needs to evacuate to higher ground immediately. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly,' the National Weather Service said in a flash flood warning. 'Move to higher ground now! This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.'"

2016-03-13 - Major power outage blacks out the island of Sri Lanka, third time in six months:

Quote: "A nationwide power failure was reported in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the third to hit the island within six months."

2016-03-13 - Balcony collapses at apartment building in Clifton area in Cincinnati (Ohio):

2016-03-14 - Hydrogen sulfide corrodes pipe, pipe ruptures, wastewater spills into Lake McIntosh, in Peachtree City (Georgia):

Quote: "Peachtree City’s Water and Sewerage Authority continues to address a sewage spill that occurred on March 8. Corrosion caused by hydrogen sulfide led to the rupture of a 12-inch pipe in the northern part of the city, which allowed 9,000 gallons of wastewater to flow into a tributary leading to Lake McIntosh."

2016-03-14 - Bridge under construction collapses in Minusinsk (Russia), 6 injured:

2016-03-14 - Water main breaks, part of road washes away, in Madison County (Tennessee):

2016-03-15 - Five-story residential building collapses in Ismailiya (Egypt), 3 killed, 5 injured:,--injured-in-residential-building-collaps.aspx

Quote: "At least three people were killed and five injured when a five-storey building collapsed in Ismailia early on Monday morning, while rescue workers were still digging for missing persons, including an 11-year-old child and a woman, by late morning."

2016-03-15 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms and swallows car, in Hoboken (New Jersey):

2016-03-16 - Four-story building under construction collapses in Kunming (China), 1 killed, 35 injured:

2016-03-16 - Two-story home collapses in coastal Mumbai (India), 1 killed, 8 injured:

2016-03-16 - Two-story building collapses in Balepete (India):

2016-03-17 - Factory under construction collapses in coastal George Town (Malaysia), 3 injured:

2016-03-17 - Nuclear reactor shut down at Torness Nuclear Power Station in coastal Dunbar (Scotland):

2016-03-18 - Home collapses in coastal Pocasset (Massachusetts):

2016-03-18 - Building partially collapses in coastal Kingston on the island of Jamaica:

2016-03-18 - Factory under construction collapses in Yunnan Province (China), 3 killed, 3 missing:

2016-03-19 - Fire escape collapses, man falls four stories, in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 1 injured:

2016-03-20 - Balcony collapses at residential building in coastal Lagos (Nigeria), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-03-21 - Building partially collapses in Over-The-Rhine (Ohio):

2016-03-21 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2016-03-22 - Balcony collapse, home starts cracking, in Purasawalkam area in coastal Chennai (India):

2016-03-23 - Building partially collapses in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2016-03-23 - Building under construction collapses in Narnaund (India), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2016-03-23 - Building under construction collapses in Phulkharka (Nepal), 5 injured:

2016-03-24 - Underground electrical equipment breaks down, 10,000 homes go dark in Sunnyvale (California):

2016-03-24 - Municipal water supply contaminated with chlorine dioxide in Donaldsonville (Louisiana), state of emergency declared:

2016-03-24 - Building collapses on Main Street in Moulton (Iowa):

2016-03-24 - Three-story building collapses in coastal Pattaya (Thailand):

2016-03-25 - Building collapses onto pedestrians in Abeokuta (Nigeria), 2 killed:

2016-03-26 - Building collapses in Fort Dodge (Iowa):

2016-03-26 - Porch collapses at home in Frostburg (Maryland), 3 injured:

2016-03-26 - Building under construction collapses in Krabi Province (Thailand), 5 killed:

2016-03-27 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, traps fire truck, in Toronto (Canada):

2016-03-28 - Building collapses onto car in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 killed:

2016-03-29 - Industrial building partially collapses in Arlington Heights (Illinois), 1 lightly injured:

2016-03-29 - Buildings now regularly collapsing in Nigeria, especially in coastal Lagos:

2016-03-31 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Palmer Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-03-31 - Pipe breaks, sinkhole forms, on Kettering Road in Northampton (Britain):

2016-03-31 - Sewer pipe breaks, sinkhole forms, in Woking (Britain):

2016-03-31 - Overpass under construction collapses onto traffic in Kolkata (India), 24+ killed, dozens injured:

Quote: "Authorities said at least 24 people died after a section of the under-construction bridge came crashing to the streets of Girish Park around midday Thursday."

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