Friday, September 1, 2017

2017 - AUG - Infrastructure Collapse

2017-08-01 - Building collapses in Kota (India), 2 killed:

2017-08-01 - Holland Civic Center partially collapses in Holland (Michigan), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-08-02 - Water main breaks, street floods, in Reseda (California):

2017-08-03 - Building under construction collapses in Parma (Idaho), 6 injured:

2017-08-04 - Wastewater plant leaks hydrogen sulfide in St. Clairsville (Ohio):

Quote: "Residents of a five-block radius around St. Clairsville's wastewater treatment plant were asked to evacuate their homes Friday morning due to a chemical leak. Cumberland Trail Fire Chief John Slavik said at about 9:30 a.m., his department received a call regarding an incident at the wastewater treatment plant in the vicinity of Legion Road. Officials determined the chemical that leaked was hydrogen sulfide, which can lead to serious health effects under prolonged exposure."

Note: Not just serious health effects under prolonged exposure, but death from one breath if the concentration in the air is 0.1% hydrogen sulfide or higher - the so-called 'Slaughterhouse Sledgehammer Effect', where you're dead before your body hits the ground...

2017-08-04 - Municipal water system contaminated with toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in Wellington (Colorado):

Quote: "Residents of a northern Colorado town have used words like "disgusting" and "undrinkable" to describe the smell and taste of their drinking water this summer. The Coloradoan reports that town officials say Wellington's water is safe to drink, but tastes and smells bad because blue-green algae developed in the main water source during the summer's high temperatures."

2017-08-04 - Home collapses in Reading (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-04 - Building collapses near Shimla (India), 2 killed, 6 injured:

2017-08-04 - Five-story building collapses in Mansoura (Egypt), 4 killed:,-including-two-children,-in-building-col.aspx

2017-08-05 - Sidewalk collapses under woman in coastal Manhattan (New York), 1 injured:

2017-08-05 - Building partially collapses in coastal Manhattan (New York), 1 injured:

2017-08-05 - Building collapses in coastal Patras (Greece), 1 killed:

2017-08-06 - Bridge collapses as woman drives over it in SUV near Porter (Oklahoma):

2017-08-06 - Home collapses in Salaga (Ghana), 4 injured:

2017-08-06 - Building façade collapses in Meridian (Mississippi):

2017-08-06 - Pipe collapses, huge sinkhole opens, in Winnipeg (Canada):

2017-08-06 - The race is on to repair Oroville Dam in California before winter arrives:

2017-08-07 - Home partially collapses in Denver (Colorado):

2017-08-08 - Sewage plant leaks hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen cyanide at 6:30 AM in coastal Chelsea (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The Chelsea Fire Department said a detail firefighter detected hydrogen cyanide and hydrogen sulfide around 6:30 a.m., prompting the hazmat response."

2017-08-08 - Major power outage hits the coast in and around Cannon Beach (Oregon):

Quote: "More than 15,000 customers have their power out in Warrenton, Seaside and Cannon Beach Tuesday night, according to Pacific Power. The power company says it is investigating what caused the power outage just after 10 p.m. Loud noises were reported at a substation in Seaside."

2017-08-08 - Building collapses in Sohag (Egypt), 1 killed, 12 injured:

2017-08-08 - Drain collapses, sinkhole forms, in Hoover (Alabama):

2017-08-08 - Water main breaks, sinkhole swallows car, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-08 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Syracuse (New York):

2017-08-08 - Water main breaks, street floods, in Frimley Green (Britain):

2017-08-09 - Pedestrian bridge collapses onto highway in Germiston (South Africa), 4 injured:

2017-08-10 - Home collapses in Himachal Pradesh (India), 20 injured:

2017-08-10 - Sewer line collapses, sinkhole forms, in Evansville (Indiana):

2017-08-10 - Drain collapses, sinkhole opens at intersection, in Metairie (Louisiana):

2017-08-12 - Twelve buildings collapse in 40 days in Kolkata (India):

2017-08-12 - Power outage blacks out 11,000 homes in and around Altoona (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-12 - Balcony collapses at apartment building on Stone Mill Road in Manor Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-13 - Building collapses in Owerri (Nigeria), 3 killed:

2017-08-14 - Roof partially collapses at Honeywell Aerospace in Calhoun County (Alabama):

2017-08-14 - Water main breaks, huge sinkhole forms, in Bakersfield (California):

2017-08-15 - Mobile home collapses in Jefferson (New York), 1 injured:

2017-08-15 - Wall collapses onto car in coastal Perth (Australia):

2017-08-15 - Water main breaks, street floods, in Boothwyn (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-16 - Fracking contaminating water in various areas around the US:

2017-08-16 - Building under construction partially collapses in Vivekanandanagar (India), 2 killed:

Note: I think Vivekanandanagar might've been the name of the last Internet tech support guy I spoke to on the phone. Or, as he pronounced it, 'Steve'...

2017-08-17 - Suspension bridge collapses in Arunachal Pradesh (India), 22 injured:

2017-08-17 - Collapsing buildings have killed 272 people in 43 incidents in 17 months in Nigeria:

Quote: "At least 272 people have been killed in 43 incidents of building collapse across the country in the last 17 months, Daily Trust findings reveal."

2017-08-18 - Bridge collapses in Bihar (India), 3 killed:

2017-08-18 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in San Antonio (Texas):

2017-08-18 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in coastal Bronx (New York):

2017-08-19 - Parking garage partially collapses in Nottingham (Britain):

2017-08-19 - Four-story building partially collapses in Ilorin (Nigeria), 3 injured:

2017-08-20 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Lynchburg (Virginia):

2017-08-21 - Methane leaking from geothermal well near school in Pawhuska (Oklahoma), state of emergency declared:

2017-08-21 - Chimney collapses into multi-family home in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati (Ohio):

2017-08-21 - Ceiling partially collapses at restaurant in Steubenville (Ohio):

2017-08-21 - Water main breaks, highway closed, near Norwich (Britain):

2017-08-22 - Building partially collapses in Hounslow area in coastal London (Britain), 1 injured:

2017-08-22 - Building crumbling, bricks falling off, in Swissvale (Pennsylvania):

2017-08-22 - Building collapses in Beni Suef (Egypt):

2017-08-22 - Water main breaks, cavern forms, under Hillsborough River bridge in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2017-08-22 - Pipe collapses, sinkhole forms, in Fort Collins (Colorado):

2017-08-23 - Sewage plant fails, 500,000 gallons of sewage leaks into creek in Daphne (Alabama):

2017-08-23 - Bridge collapses on Church Street in Claudy in coastal Londonderry (Ireland):

2017-08-24 - Façade crumbles off apartment building in Minneapolis (Minnesota):

2017-08-24 - Hotel partially collapses at Isla Blanca in coastal Cancun (Mexico), 12 injured:

2017-08-25 - Water tank collapses onto residential building in Naranpura (India), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2017-08-26 - Factory leaks chemicals into Emma's Dyke and the River Windrush in Witney (Britain):

Quote: "People should not enter the water or drink directly from these watercourses."

2017-08-27 - Bridge collapses on Iniscarn Road in coastal Londonderry (Ireland):

2017-08-28 - Valero plant leaks chemicals into the air in coastal La Porte (Texas):

2017-08-28 - Bridge crumbling, chunks of concrete falling off, in Londonderry (New Hampshire):

2017-08-28 - Home partially collapses in Pulianthope (India), 2 killed:

2017-08-28 - Power outage blacks out nearly 1100 homes in coastal San Diego (California):

2017-08-29 - North Beach Road subsiding and collapsing in coastal Durban (South Africa):

2017-08-29 - Power outage blacks out thousands of homes in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-08-30 - Bridges and roads failing in and around Houston (Texas):

2017-08-30 - Three-story building collapses in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2017-08-30 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, in Costa Mesa (California), near the coast:

2017-08-30 - Water main breaks, sinkhole forms, homes flood, in Toronto (Canada):

2017-08-31 - Water main breaks, street collapses, in El Paso (Texas):

2017-08-31 - Sewer line collapses, sinkhole devours part of Main Street, in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-08-31 - Foundation crumbling, home sinking, near Deltona (Florida), possible sinkhole:

2017-08-31 - Six-story building collapses in coastal Mumbai (India), 34+ killed, 15 injured:

Quote: "The incident was declared a Level III disaster at 8:42 am and the National Disaster Response Force was contacted. Two wings of a ground-plus-five storey building on Pakmodia Street in south Mumbai completely collapsed on Thursday morning, killing 16 people and injuring 15. At least 30 people are feared to be still trapped under the rubble, and rescue efforts are under way. Mumbai Fire Brigade officials said the call about the collapse was received by the control room at around 8.30 a.m. on Thursday, and teams were rushed to the spot from the nearby Byculla fire station, reaching the spot within 10 minutes. The incident was declared a Level III disaster at 8.42 a.m. and the National Disaster Response Force was contacted."

Quote: "The death toll in the Bhendi Bazaar building collapse has risen to 34 while at least 15 have sustained injuries and 46 people have been rescued in the rescue operations."

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