Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2016 - MAY - Infrastructure Collapse

2016-05-01 - Water main breaks near Highway 101 in coastal Mill Valley (California):

2016-05-02 - Water main breaks, shoots water five stories high, in Peoria (Illinois):

2016-05-02 - Water main breaks, boil water advisory issued, in Greenwood (South Carolina):

2016-05-02 - Pipe breaks, sinkhole forms, in Hillsborough County (Florida):

2016-05-03 - Vacant building collapses in Ensley area in Birmingham (Alabama):

2016-05-03 - Building partially collapses in Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania):

2016-05-03 - Sewer line breaks, sinkhole forms, in Bakersfield (California):

2016-05-03 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Chico (California):

2016-05-04 - Building collapses in Liberty (Missouri):

2016-05-04 - Home partially collapses in Cobbs Creek area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2016-05-04 - Water main breaks, huge sinkhole forms, in Springfield (Massachusetts):

2016-05-05 - Retaining wall and parking lot collapse next to bridge in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania):

2016-05-05 - Wall collapses onto people in Madhya Pradesh (India), 2 killed, 13 injured:

2016-05-06 - Building collapses in coastal Surat (India), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "This the third building collapse to have taken place in the last ten days."

2016-05-06 - Water pipe breaks, sinkhole forms, on coastal Padre Island (Texas):

2016-05-06 - Bridge crumbling, chunk falls on car, on I-77 in Columbia (South Carolina):

2016-05-06 - Warehouse collapses at Edwards Transport on Hatton Road in Hinstock (Britain):

2016-05-07 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Nyack (New York):

2016-05-08 - Wall collapses onto men at construction site in coastal Mumbai (India), 2 killed:

2016-05-09 - Six-story building partially collapses in coastal Nyali, Mombasa (Kenya):

2016-05-09 - Warehouse collapses in coastal Port Harcourt (Nigeria), 5 killed:

2016-05-09 - Home partially collapses in coastal Lerwick (Scotland):

2016-05-09 - Building under construction collapses in Greenville (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2016-05-09 - Building partially collapses in Thetford (Britain):

2016-05-10 - Three-story building falls over on its side in Bihar (India), several injured:

2016-05-10 - Building and pool collapses onto car at 1111 Beacon Street in Brookline (Massachusetts):

2016-05-10 - Building collapses in coastal Westmoreland Parish on the island of Jamaica, 5 injured:

2016-05-10 - Factory partially collapses, rains masonry onto street, on Station Road in Ilkeston (Britain):

2016-05-10 - Power outage blacks out parts of Crewe, Nantwich and Sandbach (Britain), possible explosion:

2016-05-10 - Water main breaks, huge sinkhole opens, almost swallows car, in coastal San Francisco (California):

2016-05-11 - ExxonMobil plant leaks hydrogen sulfide in coastal Baytown (Texas), evacuations ensue:

Quote: "The ExxonMobil Baytown Complex had an operational issue Wednesday afternoon resulting in a hydrogen sulfide release and a mass evacuation of workers. The release occurred around 4 p.m. at the plant in the 2800 block on Decker Drive."

2016-05-11 - Building collapses in Detroit (Michigan), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-05-11 - Building collapses on Main Street in Chandlerville (Illinois), 2 cars destroyed:

2016-05-11 - Facade starts crumbling on 20-story apartment building in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2016-05-11 - Sewer line breaks, sinkhole forms, in Beaumont (Texas):

2016-05-11 - Extra $1.44 trillion needed to rectify US infrastructure problems just for repairs:

2016-05-12 - Five-story apartment building collapses in Lapseki (Turkey):

2016-05-12 - Giant wheel collapses at Kishkinta theme park in coastal Chennai (India), 1 killed, 9 injured:

2016-05-13 - Large government building under construction collapses in coastal Ogun State (Nigeria):

2016-05-13 - Nuclear reactor shuts down after electrical problem at nuclear plant on the Susquehanna River in Berwick (Pennsylvania):

2016-05-13 - Power outage hits coastal Berkeley and North Oakland (California), 4000 homes go dark:

2016-05-14 - In separate incidents, two buildings partially collapse within two hours in St. Louis (Missouri):

2016-05-14 - Wall collapses at building under construction in Guntur (India), 7 killed:

2016-05-14 - Power outages hit Kenner and Metairie (Louisiana), 7000 homes go dark:

2016-05-15 - Pump fails, water cut off to coastal Riverhead on St. Mary's Bay (Canada), state of emergency declared:

Quote: "The town of Riverhead in St. Mary's Bay on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula has declared a state of emergency. Sheila Lee, mayor of Riverhead, says the problem is significant and parts of the town are now in their fourth day without water."

2016-05-15 - Building partially collapses in coastal Washington DC:

2016-05-15 - Shell Oil spills thousands of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf Of Mexico:

2016-05-15 - Cold storage facility leaks ammonia in coastal Shanghai (China), 15 killed, 26 injured:

2016-05-15 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Austin (Texas):

2016-05-16 - Bridge under construction collapses in Manchester (Britain):

Quote: "The alarm was raised at around 9.45am today when a span of a new bridge, alongside Barton Bridge and the Manchester Ship Canal, plunged more than 80 feet."

2016-05-16 - Home under construction collapses on Beach Avenue in coastal Lower Township (New Jersey):

2016-05-16 - Building partially collapses in Saginaw (Michigan):

2016-05-16 - Water main breaks, floods streets and firehouse, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2016-05-16 - Residential building collapses in Actonville (South Africa), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-05-18 - Building partially collapses in Corinth (Mississippi):

2016-05-18 - Building collapses at school in coastal Accra (Ghana), some injuries:

2016-05-18 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Atlanta (Georgia):

2016-05-19 - Widespread power outages hit the Salt Lake Valley (Utah), 62,000+ homes go dark:

2016-05-19 - Bridge crumbling over Lamarsh Creek in Mapleton (Illinois), closed for 18 months, people forced to detour:

2016-05-19 - Bridge under construction collapses in Natore Sadar (Bangladesh):

2016-05-20 - Bridge cracks overnight in Kansas City (Missouri), bridge closed:

Quote: "I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one fail this way … like, overnight."

2016-05-20 - Roof collapses at sports center at university in coastal Hong Kong (China), 3+ injured:

2016-05-21 - Pakistan hit by electricity shortage, rotating blackouts ensue:

Quote: "According to new schedule issued by authorities, urban areas would face six hours of power cut while eight hours of load shedding would be carried out in rural areas."

2016-05-21 - Roof collapses at restaurant near Pretoria (South Africa), 6 injured:

2016-05-21 - Water main breaks in coastal Miami (Florida):

2016-05-22 - Study identifies hundreds of natural gas leaks in major US cities:

2016-05-23 - Three-story building collapses in Oko (Nigeria), 7 killed:

2016-05-23 - Bridge collapses in coastal Gujarat (India), bus left teetering on the edge:

2016-05-23 - Bridge over the Mulkhow River collapses near Chitral (Pakistan), 4 killed:

2016-05-23 - Home collapses in Marietta (Pennsylvania):

2016-05-23 - Building partially collapses, bus shelter collapses too, in Kolkata (India), 2 killed:

2016-05-23 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, near the Bank of Guam on the island of Guam:

2016-05-23 - Sewer pipe breaks, sinkhole forms, in Youngstown (Ohio):

2016-05-24 - Bridge collapses into the River Thames near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire (Britain):

2016-05-24 - Bridge over water channel collapses a month before inauguration near Jhelum (Pakistan):

2016-05-25 - Sewer line collapses, sinkhole forms, in Albany (New York):

2016-05-26 - Radioactive waste leaking outside of landfill in Bridgeton (Missouri):

Quote: "Federal officials confirm radioactive waste was found outside of the West Lake Landfill. After heavy rains in 2016, EPA officials took five samples of the runoff from the landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri. One of the samples tested positive for radioactive material."

2016-05-27 - Hole opens in I-40 bridge in Midwest City (Oklahoma):

2016-05-27 - Bridge cracking apart near Kyle (Texas):

2016-05-27 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms and swallows car, in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2016-05-28 - Harbour View Hotel collapses onto street near waterfront in coastal Seaham (Britain):

Quote: "“Three seconds before a man and a woman were walking up with an ice cream. 'They heard a crack but didn’t think anything of it. They had just got past when the whole building collapsed.'"

2016-05-28 - School partially collapses in Charsadda (Pakistan), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2016-05-28 - Water main breaks, street floods, in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):

2016-05-29 - Historic building partially collapses in Boone (Iowa):

2016-05-29 - Building partially collapses in St. Johnsbury (Vermont):

2016-05-29 - Bridge collapses in Kuala Terla (Malaysia):

2016-05-29 - Underground electrical line fails in Tonawanda (New York), a fourth of the city goes dark:

2016-05-29 - Large hole opens on I-24 bridge in Chattanooga (Tennessee):

2016-05-30 - Tannery under construction partially collapses in Harindhora (Bangladesh), 8 injured:

2016-05-31 - Power outage blacks out 3400 homes in Aroostook County (Maine):

2016-05-31 - Sewer line collapses, sinkhole opens, damages fire truck, in Lynchburg (Virginia):

2016-05-31 - Pipe collapses, sinkhole forms, in Vancouver (Washington):

2016-05-31 - Residential building partially collapses in Mezhdurechensk (Russia), 1 killed, several injured:

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