List of structural failures and collapses

This is a list of structural failures and collapses, including some aircraft, bridges, dams, and radio masts/towers.

Buildings and other fixed man-made structures

Antiquity – Middle Ages

Year Structure Location Type Casualties
226 BCColossus of RhodesCity of Rhodes, Island of Rhodes statue0
27Fidenae amphitheatre collapseFidenae, Italia, Roman Empire amphitheatre20,000+
ca. 27–30Tower of SiloamJerusalem, Israel tower18
140Upper tier collapse of the Circus MaximusRome, Italia, Roman Empire amphitheatre≈13,000
558Dome of Hagia SophiaConstantinople, Byzantine Empire Church (building)0
1275 St. Servatius Bridge Maastricht, Netherlands Bridge ≈400
1284Choir of Beauvais CathedralBeauvais, France Church (building)0
1297Stirling BridgeStirling, Scotland bridge
1303Lighthouse of AlexandriaAlexandria, Egypt tower0
1322Ely Cathedral Tower CollapseEly, England Church (building)0
1382Bell tower of St. Mary's church, StralsundStralsund, Hanseatic League (now in Germany) Church (building)0
1444Rialto BridgeVenice, Republic of Venice bridge0
1500Malmesbury AbbeyMalmesbury, England Church (building)0
1529St. Elisabeth's Church, BreslauBreslau, Silesia Church (building)
1549Lincoln CathedralLincoln, England Church (building)
1573Tower of Beauvais CathedralBeauvais, France Church (building)
1577Martinikerk (Groningen)Groningen, free city; now part of The Netherlands Church (building)

17th century – 19th century

Year Structure Location Type Casualties
1625Tower of St. Olaf's church, TallinnTallinn, Sweden (now in Estonia) Church (building)
1647Tower of St.-Marien-KircheStralsund, Duchy of Pomerania (now in Germany) Church (building)
1661Tower of ReinoldikircheDortmund, Hanseatic League (now in Germany) Church (building)
1666St. Peter's Church, RigaRiga, Sweden (now in Latvia) Church (building)8 buried in rubble
17th centuryAbbaye-aux-HommesCaen, France Church (building)
1674Nave of the Dom ChurchUtrecht, The Netherlands Church (building)
1697Tower of St. Michael's Church, KlausenburgKlausenburg, Habsburg Monarchy (now in Romania) Church (building)
c. 1715Marsalforn TowerXagħra, Gozo, Malta tower0
1721St. Peter's Church, RigaRiga, Sweden/Russia, now in Latvia Church (building)
1754Church towerWillstätt, Germany (Badenia) Church (building)
1763Tower of St. Michael's ChurchKlausenburg, Habsburg Monarchy (now in Romania) Church (building)
1777Collegiate church of St. Mary MagdalenePosen, Prussia Church (building)
1831Broughton Suspension BridgeBroughton, UK bridge0
1845Yarmouth BridgeYarmouth, UK bridge79
1847Dee bridge disasterChester, UK bridge5
1850Angers BridgeAngers, Maine-et-Loire, France bridge226
1860Pemberton MillLawrence, Massachusetts, US
1860Wootton bridge collapseWootton, UK bridge2
1860Bull bridge accidentAmbergate, UKbridge0
1861Chichester Cathedral Spire CollapseChichester, UK Church (building)
1864Dale Dike ReservoirSouth Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom dam244 [1]
1868Saint Peter's Church, Fritzlar Spire CollapseFritzlar, Germany Church (building)21
1875Portage BridgeTown of Portage, New York, US bridge0
1876Ashtabula River Railroad DisasterAshtabula, Ohio, US92
1879Tay Bridge disasterDundee, Scotland, UK bridge75
1887Bussey bridge disasterBoston, Massachusetts, US bridge24–30
1889South Fork DamJohnstown, Pennsylvania, US dam2,209
1890Walnut Grove DamWickenburg, Arizona Territory, US dam
1891Munchenstein rail disasterMunchenstein, Switzerlandbridge
1896Point Ellice BridgeVictoria, British Columbia, Canadabridge55

1900s–1950s

Year Structure Location Type Casualties
1901Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company mastsPoldhu, UK guyed masts0
1901Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company mastsSouth Wellfleet, Massachusetts, US guyed masts0
1902St. Mark's CampanileVenice, Italy
1902Ibrox disasterGlasgow, United KingdomStadium25 Dead, 517 Injured
1904Eden Railroad Bridge CollapseEden, Colorado, US bridge
1905Egyptian BridgeSaint Petersburg, Russia bridge0
1906National Electric Signaling Company mastMachrihanish, Scotland guyed mast0
1907Quebec BridgeQuebec City, Canada bridge75 Dead, 11 Injured
1908Görlitz City HallGörlitz, Germany hall
1912Mast of Großfunkstelle NauenNauen, Germanyradio tower
1915Division Street BridgeSpokane, Washington, US bridge5
1916Desse DamDessendorf, Austria-Hungary dam
1916Quebec BridgeQuebec City, Canada bridge11
1919Molasses TankBoston, Massachusetts, USTank21
1925Three masts of Norddeich Transmitting StationNorddeich, Germanyradio tower
1925Llyn Eigiau dam, Coedty reservoir damDolgarrog, North Wales, UK dam
1927Western mast of Deutschlandsender ZeesenZeesen, GermanyGuyed Mast
1928St. Francis DamSanta Clarita, California, US dam600[2]
1930Towers of Sender StadelheimMunich, Germanyradio tower
1933Original 760AM WJR towerRiverview, MichiganRadio Tower
1934Seta river railroad bridgeŌtsu, Shiga, Japan bridge
1935Wooden tower of Rundfunksender LangenbergLangenberg (Rheinland), Germanyradio tower
1937Kasai River Bridge CollapseKasai, Belgian Congo (now in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) bridge
1938Kugaiza CinemaTokamachi, Niigata, Japan Cinema building69 (Roof collapse due to the weight of snow)[3]
1938Upper Steel Arch BridgeNiagara Falls, New York, US bridge0
1938Liechtenstein-Haberfeld transmitterHaberfeld, Liechtensteinradio tower
1939Sandö BridgeKramfors, Ångermanland, Sweden bridge18
1939Collapse of Utbremen Radio TowerBremen, Germanyradio tower
1940First Tacoma Narrows BridgeTacoma, Washington, US bridge0
1940Theodor Heuss BridgeLudwigshafen, Germany bridge
1940Collapse of Tower West of Fécamp Radio Normandie TransmitterFécamp, Franceradio tower
1942Chesapeake City BridgeChesapeake, Maryland, US bridge
1945HindenburgbrückeCologne, Germany bridgeunknown
1945LudendorffbrückeRemagen, Germany bridge28
19492 masts of Sender LangenbergLangenberg (Rheinland), Germanyradio tower
1949Schwerin Möwenburgstraße transmitterSchwerin, Germanyradio tower
1949Inotani wire bridgeToyama, Toyama, Japan bridge29
1949Collapse of Hamburg-Billstadt Radio MastHamburg, Germanyradio tower
1951Duplessis bridge collapseQuebec, Canada bridge4
1953Tangiwai Bridge, Tangiwai disasterTangiwai, New Zealand bridge151
1953Augusta Radio MastAugusta, Michigan, USGuyed Mast
1957Rail bridge near St Johns stationLondon-Lewisham, UKbridge90
1958Second Narrows BridgeVancouver, British Columbia, Canadabridge19
1958Collapse of Sender OchsenkopfOchsenkopf, GermanyGuyed Mast
1959Vega de TeraRibadelago, Spaindam144
1959MalpassetCôte d'Azur, Francedam423

1960s–1970s

Year Structure Location Type Casualties
1960KOBR-TV TowerCaprock, New Mexico, USGuyed Mast
1961LORAN-C transmitter Carolina BeachCarolina Beach, North Carolina, USradio tower
1962LORAN-C transmitter EjdeEjde, Faroe Islandsradio tower
1962King Street Bridge (Melbourne)Melbourne, Australiabridge0
1962KGW TowerPortland, Oregon, USradio tower
1963Beaver Dam BridgeYork River, Quebec, Canadabridge6
1963Vajont DamFriuli Venezia Giulia, ItalyDam1,900–2,500
1963Baldwin Hills ReservoirLos Angeles, California, USDam
1964Tower of Pfarrkirche St. Johann BaptistIchenhausen, GermanyChurch (building)
1964General Rafael Urdaneta BridgeMaracaibo, Venezuelabridge
1965SES8 TowerMount Burr, South Australiaradio tower
1965Iwo Jima LORAN-C Mast CollapseIwo Jima, Japanradio tower6
1966Heron Road BridgeOttawa, Ontario, Canadabridge9
1966Heiligenstedten Bascule BridgeHeiligenstedten, Germanybridge0
1966WLBT TV TowerRaymond, Mississippi, USTV mast / tower
1967Queen Juliana BridgeWillemstad, Curaçaobridge
1967Waltham transmitting stationWaltham, UKGuyed Mast
1967Silver BridgePoint Pleasant, West Virginia, USbridge46
1968Ronan Point collapseLondon, UKhigh rise4
1968KELO TV TowerRowena, South Dakota, USGuyed Mast
1968WAEO TowerStarks, Wisconsin, USGuyed Mast
1969FM-/TV-Mast of Marnach transmitterMarnach, LuxembourgGuyed Mast
1969Emley Moor TV Mast CollapseEmley, West Yorkshire, UKGuyed Mast
1970Orlunda transmitter, central radio mast collapseOrlunda, SwedenGuyed Mast
1970West Gate BridgeMelbourne, AustraliaBridge35
1970Britannia BridgeMenai Strait, Wales, UKBridge0
1970Cleddau BridgePembroke Dock and Neyland, Wales, UKBridge4
19712000 Commonwealth Avenue collapseBoston, Massachusetts, USCondominium building under construction4
1971KOIN-TV Transmitter TowersPortland, Oregon, USGuyed Mast
1971Südbrücke (South Bridge)Koblenz, GermanyBridge under construction13
19711971 Certej dam failureCerteju de Sus, Romaniadam89
1972Buffalo Creek FloodWest Virginia, USdam125
1972MittelturmKönigs Wusterhausen, GermanyLattice tower
1972Sidney Lanier BridgeBrunswick, Georgia, USbridge10
1973Bithlo TV Mast CollapseBithlo, Florida, USGuyed Mast
1973Broadway Central Hotel, Mercer Arts CenterNew York, NY, USHotel and theaters
1974Makahali River bridgeBaitadi, Nepalbridge140
1975Tasman BridgeHobart, Australiabridge12
1975KELO TV TowerRowena, South Dakota, USGuyed Mast
1975Banqiao and Shimantan DamsZhumadian, Henan, ChinaDam200,000
1976Teton DamIdaho, USMud dam11
1976Sendeanlage Burg SL-3Burg bei Magdeburg, GermanyGuyed Mast
1976ReichsbrückeVienna, AustriaBridge1
1976Pic de Nore transmitterPic de Nore, FranceGuyed Mast
1977Granville Railway BridgeSydney, Australiabridge83
1977KSLA-TV TowerMooringsport, Louisiana, USGuyed Mast
1977Kelly Barnes DamGeorgia, USDam39
1978Nebraska Education Tower AngoraAngora, Nebraska, USGuyed Mast
1978WJJY TV MastBluffs, Illinois, USGuyed Mast
1978WAND-TV TowerDecatur, Illinois, USGuyed Mast
1978CKVR Television TowerBarrie, Ontario, CanadaGuyed Mast
1978Hartford Civic CenterHartford, Connecticut, USarena0
1978Sender ZehlendorfZehlendorf bei Oranienburg, GermanyGuyed Mast
1978Willow Island Cooling TowerWillow Island, West Virginia, USCooling tower under construction51
1979Kemper ArenaKansas City, Missouri, USStadium
1979Sender KraschBernklau, CzechiaGuyed Mast
1979Blåbärskullen transmitterSunne, SwedenPinnacle of guyed Mast

1980s–1990s

Year Structure Location Type Casualties
1980Corralejas stadium collapseSincelejo, Sucre, ColombiaStadium
1980Almö BridgeStenungsund, SwedenBridge8
1980Sunshine Skyway BridgeSaint Petersburg, Florida, USBridge35
1980Hayakawa wire bridgeSaito, Kyūshū, JapanBridge (Suspension)7
1980LORAN-C transmitter Jan MayenJan Mayen, NorwayGuyed Mast
1981Hyatt Regency walkway collapseKansas City, Missouri, USWalkway114
1981Dudelange Radio Tower CollapseDudelange, LuxembourgLattice tower
1982Aviamotornaya Escalator CollapseMoscow, USSREscalator8
1982Lawn Lake DamRocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USDam3
1982Tous DamValencia, SpainDam+30
1982Senior Road Tower CollapseMissouri City, Texas, USGuyed Mast5
1982Chimney of Matla Power StationMpumalanga, South AfricaChimney
1982Sophia Gardens PavilionCardiff, Wales, UKConcert hall
1982WCIQ TowerMount Cheaha, Alabama, USGuyed Mast
1983Mianus River BridgeGreenwich, Connecticut, USBridge3
1983CKX-TV Craig Television TowerSouris, Manitoba, CanadaGuyed Mast
1983Wavre TV MastWavre, BelgiumGuyed Mast
1983KWWL-TV MastRowley, Iowa, USGuyed Mast
1985Istra DomeRussiaDome
1985Val di Stava Dam collapseItalyDam
1985Sender BielsteinBielstein, GermanyGuyed Mast
1986Hotel New World DisasterLittle India near Serangoon Road, SingaporeHotel33
1987L'Ambiance Plaza collapseBridgeport, Connecticut, USResidential Tower28
1987Turów Power PlantBogatynia, PolandCooling tower
1987Schoharie Creek Bridge collapseFort Hunter, New York, USBridge10
1988Dzhrashen School (earthquake)Spitak, ArmeniaElementary School400 [4]
1988Multrå transmitterSollefteå, SwedenPinnacle of guyed Mast
1988Mainbrücke Stockstadt (Aschaffenburg Main River Freeway Bridge)Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, GermanyBridge under construction1
1988Station Square collapse (Save-On-Foods collapse)Burnaby, British Columbia, CanadaRooftop parking structure
1988Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal bridgeButterworth, Penang, Malaysia Bridge
1988Green Bank TelescopeGreen Bank, West Virginia, USA Parabolic dish ( diameter: 90.44 metres)
1989Tennessee Hatchie River BridgeTennessee, USbridge8
1989Civic TowerItalyTower4
1989WRAL-TV & WPTF-TV towersAuburn, North Carolina, USGuyed Mast
1989Cypress Street ViaductOakland, California, USBridge42
1991Astram Line steel bridgeHiroshima, JapanBridge15
1991Warsaw Radio Mast collapseGąbin, Polandguyed mast ( 646 m)
1992Armand Césari Stadium disasterBastia, FranceStadium18
1992WCIX TV TowerHomestead (Miami), Florida, USGuyed Mast
1993Claiborne Avenue BridgeNew Orleans, Louisiana, USbridge1
1993LORAN-C transmitter KargaburanKargaburan, TurkeyGuyed Mast
1993CSXT Big Bayou Canot rail bridgeMobile, Alabama, USbridge47
1993Tower of St. Maria Magdalena ChurchGoch, Germanychurch
1993Cape Race LORAN-C Mast CollapseCape Race, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaMast
1993Highland Towers collapse (Block 1)Selangor, MalaysiaResidential Tower48
1994Marja store collapseTallinn, Estoniacommercial building5
1994Seongsu BridgeSeoul, South Koreabridge32
1995Cave Creek disasterPaparoa National Park, New ZealandViewing Platform14
1995Sampoong Department Store collapseSeoul, South KoreaCommercial Building502
1996WCOV-TV TowerMontgomery, Alabama, USTV mast / tower
1996Baikong Railway bridgeRuyuan County, Guangdong, Chinabridge29
1996Koror-Babeldaob BridgeKoror and Babeldaob, Palaubridge2
1996Walnut Street Bridge collapseHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USbridge0
1997Opuha DamNew Zealanddam
19972 masts of Grigoriopol transmitterGrigoriopol, MoldovaGuyed Mast
1997Maccabiah bridge collapseTel Aviv, Israelbridge4
1997KNOE-TV TowerLouisiana, USGuyed Mast
1997KXJB-TV mast collapseTraill County, North Dakota, USGuyed Mast
1997WLBT Tower collapseRaymond, Mississippi, USTower
1997Knick-EiHalstenbek, GermanySports Hall0
1998Palace II collapseRio de Janeiro, BrazilResidential Tower8
1998Knick-EiHalstenbek, GermanySports Hall0
1999Gdynia Shipyard Crane CrashGdynia, PolandCrane0
1999Via Giotto in Foggia building collapseFoggia, ItalyBuilding67
1999 Aggie Bonfire Collapse College Station, Texas, US Bonfire 12

2000–2009

Year Structure Location Type Casualties
20002000 Baia Mare cyanide spillBaia Mare, RomaniaEmbankment damnone
2000Pier Number 34 (Club Heat)Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USPier3
2000Boulevard du Souvenir overpass collapse over Highway 15Montréal, CanadaOverpass1
2000WRMD-TowerSt. Petersburg, Florida, USMast
2000KXEO/KWWR-TowerMexico, Missouri, USMast
2000Hoan BridgeMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USbridge0
2001Schouwburg Het ParkHoorn, NetherlandsTheater0
2001Hintze Ribeiro bridgeEntre-os-Rios, Castelo de Paiva, Portugalbridge59
2001Queen Isabella CausewayPort Isabel and South Padre Island, Texas, USbridge8
2001Angara transmitter, Northern MastAngara, RussiaGuyed Mast
2001Krasny Bor transmitterKrasny Bor, RussiaGuyed Mast
2001Kadalundi River rail bridgeIndiabridge57
2001Versailles wedding hall collapseJerusalem, IsraelWedding Hall23 killed, 380 injured
2001Collapse of the World Trade Center (details)New York City, USThree skyscrapers. 2,743 killed and 6,000+ injured in Towers 1, 2 and 7. Includes those killed in the two planes (American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175).2,996
2002Římov floodSoběnov, Czechia
2002Ellenstedt Wind Turbine CollapseEllenstedt, GermanyWind Turbine
2002Buran Hangar CollapseBaikonur, Kazakhstan/RussiaHangar
2002I-40 bridge disasterWebbers Falls, Oklahoma, USbridge14 killed, 11 injured
2002Rafiganj rail bridgeIndiabridge
2003WVAH TowerWest Virginia, USGuyed Mast
2003WPAY (AM)-TowerPortsmouth, Ohio, USGuyed Mast
2003WTNV-FM TowerJackson, Tennessee, USFree-standing tower
2003WMBD TowerPeoria, Illinois, USFree-standing tower
2003WIFR TV TowerRockford, Illinois, USGuyed Mast
2003KETV TV TowerOmaha, Nebraska, USGuyed Mast
2003WAAY TV TowerHuntsville, Alabama, USGuyed Mast
2003Utrecht radio mast collapseUtrecht, Netherlands
2003Silver Lake Dam failureMarquette County, Michigan, USEmbankment damnone
2003Kinzua BridgeKinzua Bridge State Park, Pennsylvania, USbridge0, 0
2003Sgt. Aubrey Cosens VC Memorial BridgeLatchford, Ontario, Canadabridge
20032003 Chicago balcony collapseChicago, Illinois, USbalcony13 dead, 57 injured
2003Schneebergerhof Vestas V80 Wind Turbine collapseGerbach, GermanyWind Turbine
2004Big Bay DamMississippi, US dam0[5]
2004Camará DamBrazil dam
2004Collapse of the Terminal 2E roof, Charles de Gaulle AirportRoissy-en-France, Val-d'Oise, France4 dead, 3 injured
2004Loncomilla BridgeSan Javier, Chilebridge
2004Transvaal ParkMoscow, RussiaWater park28 killed
2004Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Bridge crane collapseConnecticut, USbridge-deconstruction crane1 killed
2004Big Nickel Road BridgeSudbury, Ontario, Canadabridge
2004Mungo BridgeCameroonbridge
2004Peterborough radio mastPeterborough, Great Britain
2004KFI MastLos Angeles, California, US
2005Shakidor DamPakistan dam70 killed
2005Margalla TowersIslamabad, Pakistan Residential building78 killed, 100+ injured
2005Taum Sauk ReservoirLesterville, Missouri, USDam
2005Almuñécar Motorway bridgeAlmuñécar, Province of Granada, Spainbridge
2005Caracas-La Guaira highway, Viaduct #1Tacagua, Venezuelabridge
2005Gerrards Cross TunnelGerrards Cross, Great Britain
2005Veligonda Railway BridgeIndiabridge
2005WLGA Transmitter Tower (formerly WSWS-TV Transmitter Tower)Cusseta, Georgia, USGuyed Mast
2005Nebraska Education Tower AtlantaAtlanta, Nebraska, US
20062006 Lagos building collapsesLagos, Nigeria
2006De la Concorde Overpass collapseMontréal, CanadaOverpass5 killed, 6 injured
2006Bad Reichenhall Ice Rink roof collapseBad Reichenhall, GermanyStadium roof15 killed, 32 injured
2006Katowice Trade Hall roof collapseKatowice, Poland65 killed, 170 injured
2006Run Pathani Bridge CollapsePakistanbridge
2006Torre VIP de Rádio & TVSão Bernardo do Campo, BrazilGuyed Mast
2006Yekaterinburg bridge collapseYekaterinburg, Russiabridge
2006Nimule bridge collapseNimule, Kenyabridge
2006Bhagalpur Pedestrian Bridge CollapseBhagalpur, Bihar, Indiabridge
2006Eziama Bridge CollapseEziama, Nigeriabridge
2006KSPS-TV towerSpokane, WashingtonTV mast / tower
2006Big Dig ceiling collapseSouth Boston, Massachusetts, USCeiling Tile1 killed, 1 injured
2006Interstate 88 bridge collapseUnadilla, New Yorkbridge2 killed[6]
2007Foshan bridge disasterFoshan, Guangdong, Chinabridge8+ killed
2007Crab House – Floor collapsed into the waterWildwood Crest, New Jersey, US9 injured
2007Sherman County Wind Turbine collapse Sherman County, Oregon, USWind Turbine
2007WACS-TV towerAmericus, Georgia, USGuyed Mast
2007WSKY-DT TowerCamden County, North Carolina, USGuyed Mast
2007Browns Summit Crown Castle Broadcasting TowerBrowns Summit, Texas, US
2007Punjagutta Flyover Bridge CollapsePunjagutta, Indiabridge
2007Tuo River bridgeFenguan, Sichuan, Chinabridge
2007Harp Road bridgeOakville, Washington, USbridge
2007MacArthur MazeOakland, California, US
2007Shershah Bridge – Section of the Northern Bypass, KarachiKarachi, Pakistanbridge
2007Neurath Power Station Scaffold collapseGrevenbroich-Neurath, Germanypower station under construction3 killed, 6 injured
2007Guinea Bridge CollapseGuineabridge
2007Chhinchu suspension bridgeNepalgunj, Birendranagar, Nepalbridge
2007WNEP-TV TowerPenobscot Knob, Mountaintop, Pennsylvania, USGuyed Mast
2007I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapseMinneapolis, Minnesota, USbridge13 dead, 145 injured
2007Collapse of bridge over the Jiantuo River during constructionHunan, Chinabridge50+ dead, ≈90+ injured
2008Hornslet Wind Turbine CollapseHornslet, DenmarkWind turbine
2008303 East 51st Street crane collapseManhattan, New York City, United StatesCrane7 killed, 24 injured
2007Collapse of Cần Thơ BridgeCần Thơ, Vietnambridge
2008Cedar Rapids Railway Bridge CollapseCedar Rapids, Iowa, USbridge
2007Stobart Mill Wind Turbine Collapse Stobart Mill, UKWind Turbine
2008KATV TowerRedfield, Arkansas, USGuyed Mast
2008Searsburg Wind Turbine Collapse Searsburg, New Hampshire, USWind Turbine
2008Christian rock concert stage collapseAbbotsford, British Columbia, CanadaStage
2009Emmis Television Wichita TowerWichita, Kansas, USGuyed Mast
2009Alona Wind Turbine Collapse Alona, New York, USWind Turbine
2009Fenner wind turbine collapse Fenner, New York, USWind Turbine
2009Historical Archive of the City of Cologne collapseCologne, Germany2 killed
2009Situ Gintung DamTangerang, Indonesiadam
2009Collapse of Lotus Riverside Block 7Shanghai, China
2009Broadmeadow viaductMalahide, Irelandbridge0, 0
2009Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin StadiumTerengganu, MalaysiaStadium
20092009 Korba chimney collapseKorba, Chhattisgarh, IndiaAt least 45 killed
2009Big Valley Jamboree stage collapseCamrose, Alberta, CanadaStage1 killed, 15+ injured
2009Palma de Mallorca House CollapsePalma de Mallorca, Spain
2009Jaya SupermarketPetaling Jaya, Malaysia7+ killed
2009Kota Chambal Bridge CollapseKota, Indiabridge

2010–present

Year Structure Location Type Casualties
2010Collapse of 45J Ma Tau Wai RoadHong Kongbuilding4 dead
2010Bab Berdieyinne mosque minaret collapseMeknes, Morocco
2010Myllysilta (Mill Bridge)Turku, Finlandbridge
2010Lalita Park building collapseNew Delhi, India
2010Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome roof collapseMinneapolis, Minnesota, USStadium roof
2010Ikeja City MallLagos, Nigeria
2010Blacksburg High School GymnasiumBlacksburg, VA, USGymnasium[7]
2010 Stadium Southland Invercargill, New Zealand Stadium roof
2011Lift bridge WaddinxveenWaddinxveen, Netherlands
2011WEAU-TV, WAXX-FM TowerFairchild, Wisconsin, USGuyed mast
2011Kirtorf Wind Turbine collapse Kirtorf, GermanyWind turbine
2011Enschede Stadium Roof CollapseEnschede, NetherlandsStadium roof
2011Antenna mast of tower of Zendstation SmildeHoogersmilde, NetherlandsPartially guyed tower
2011Ottawa Bluesfest stage collapseOttawa, Ontario, CanadaStage3 injured
2011Indiana State Fair stage collapseIndianapolis, Indiana, USStage7 dead, 58 injured
2011Pukkelpop stage collapseHasselt, BelgiumStage
2011QAL scaffold collapseGladstone, Queensland, Australiascaffold
2011Canterbury Television building collapseChristchurch, New ZealandCommercial building115 dead, collapsed during earthquake
2012Vieira Fazenda Office Block CollapsesPraça Floriano, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilOffice Buildings17 dead
2012Radiohead stage collapseToronto, Ontario, CanadaStage1 dead, 3 injured
2012Algo Centre MallElliot Lake, Ontario, Canadashopping mall2 dead, 22 injured
2012Longwave transmitter Europe 1, Mast 2Felsberg-Berus, Germanyguyed radio mast
2013BuildingDar es Salaam, TanzaniaBuilding under construction [8]3+ killed
2013BuildingThane, MumbaiBuilding under construction [9][10]45 killed, 50 injured
2013Rana PlazaSavar, Dhaka, BangladeshCommercial building[11]1100+ killed, 2500+ injured
201322nd and Market Building CollapsePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.Building6 dead, 13 injured[12]
2013Penang Second BridgePenang Island, MalaysiaBridge1 dead, 3 injured
2013Row houses collapse 400 block of Daly StreetPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaRow houses8 injured[13]
2013I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapseSkagit County, Washington, U.S.Bridge3 injured[14]
2013Building under constructionSao Paulo, BrazilBuildingAt least 6 dead and 20 injured[15]
2013Residential buildingMumbai, IndiaBuildingAt least 61 dead, 32 injured when a five-storey building pancake collapsed in the financial district.[16]
201322-storey residential buildingMedellin, ColombiaResidential building8 missing[17]
2013Maxima superstoreRiga, LatviaCommercial building54 dead[18]
2013Apollo TheatreLondon, UKTheatre76 injured[19]
2014Gyeongju Mauna Resort GymnasiumGyeongju, South KoreaGymnasium10 dead, 124 injured[20]
2014 Death of Keane Wallis-Bennett Edinburgh, Scotland freestanding wall 1
2014Croce del Papa CollapseCevo, ItalyGuyed mast (inclined)1 dead
2014Vilémov Bridge CollapseVilémov, CzechiaBridge4 dead (cs)
20142014 Synagogue Church building collapseLagos, NigeriabuildingAt least 44 dead, and 130 rescued from the wreckage[21]
2015Rekowo Radio MastRekowoguyed mast
2015Apartment buildingNew YorkBuilding12 injured
2015Ivanovo Power Plant, Cooling Tower 4Ivanovo, RussiaCooling tower
2015Thumper Pond ResortOttertail, MinnesotaIndoor waterpark0 injured[22]
2015Military training center barracksOmsk, Russiabuilding23 dead [23]
2015I-10 bridge collapseDesert Center, Californiabridge1 injury[24]
2015Mecca crane collapseMecca, Saudi ArabiaCrane118 killed, 394 injured
2015Queen Juliana bridge crane collapseAlphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands2 Cranes on pontoonsNo injuries [25]
2015Dharahara (earthquake, 25 May))Kathmandu, Nepal19th century Tower200 fatalities
2015Vestas V112 Wind turbineLemnhult, SwedenWind turbine
2016Altenbeken-Buke E66 Wind turbine machine house fallAltenbeken, GermanyWind turbine
2016Weiguan Jinlong (earthquake, Feb 6))Tainan, TaiwanResidential Building114 fatalities[26]
20162016 Lagos building collapseLagos, NigeriaBuilding under construction
2016Vivekananda Flyover BridgeKolkata, IndiaFlyover Bridge[27]
2016Hu Fa Kuang Sports Centre, City University of Hong KongKowloon Tong, Hong KongRoof collapse3 injured[28]
2016Fengcheng power station collapseFengcheng, Jiangxi, ChinaCooling tower under construction74 deaths, 2 injuries[29]
2016 Uyo Church collapse Uyo, Nigeria Church 60 deaths [30]
2017Česká Třebová Sport Hall CollapseČeská Třebová, CzechiaHall
2017Plasco Building collapseTehran, Iranshopping mall21 deaths, 16 firefighters and 5 civilians
2017Troja Pedestrian Bridge collapsePrague, Czechiabridge
2017Eindhoven Airport parking garage collapse [31]Eindhoven, NetherlandsBuilding under construction
2017 Highway overpass collapse during maintenance works[32] Camerano, Italy Highway overpass 2 deaths, 3 injuries [33]
2018Merriweather Post Pavilion collapseColumbia, Maryland, USApavilion
2018 Indonesia Stock Exchange floor collapse[34] Jakarta, Indonesia Suspended walkway 72 injuries[35]
2018 Chirajara bridge collapse Chirajara, Colombia Partially constructed motorway Bridge At least 9 deaths, 5 injuries[36]
2018 Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse Miami, Florida, USA Walkway At least 6 deaths, 9 injuries[37]
2018 Edifício Wilton Paes de Almeida collapse São Paulo, Brazil Building At least 7 deaths[38]
2018 Kundal Shahi bridge collapse Kundal Shahi, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan Walkway At least 12 deaths, 11 injured, missing unknown.[39][40]
2018 Zhejiang bridge collapse Zhejiang, China Bridge 8 dead, 3 injured.[41]
2018 Ponte Morandi collapse Genoa, Italy Highway bridge 43
2018 San Giuseppe dei Falegnami collapse Rome, Italy Church 0
2018 2018 Magnitogorsk building collapse Magnitogorsk, Russia Apartment building 39 deaths, 5 injured
2019 2019 Lagos school collapse Lagos, Nigeria Residential building 20 dead, over 60 injured
2019 Montana State University gym roofs collapse Bozeman, Montana, USA 2 gymnasiums 0
2019 Building collapse in Mumbai Mumbai, India residential building 2
2019 AFAS Stadion roof collapse [42] Alkmaar, Netherlands stadium roof collapse 0
2019 Hard Rock Hotel Collapse New Orleans, USA Partially constructed hotel collapse 3 dead, 18 injured
2019 East Surrey Rovers Football Club West Surrey Complete Structural Failure 11 Dead, Whole Team Injured
2019 Mirepoix-sur-Tarn bridge collapse Mirepoix-sur-Tarn, France Bridge 2 dead

Transportation

Year Structure Location & Cause Casualties
1865Steamboat Sultana boiler explosionMemphis, Tennessee, US1192 dead (estimated)
1882Inverythan rail accidentFyvie, Aberdeenshire, UK8 dead
1891Norwood junction rail accidentLondon, UK0
1954BOAC Flight 781, de Havilland CometMediterranean Sea off Elba35 dead (all)
1954South African Airways Flight 201, de Havilland CometMediterranean between Naples/Stromboli21 dead (all)
1966BOAC Flight 911, Boeing 707Near Mount Fuji, Japan124 dead (all)
1970Apollo 13, Apollo Service ModuleLunar transfer orbit, about 321,860 km Earth altitude, in international territory0
1974Turkish Airlines Flight 981, McDonnell Douglas DC-10Originated at Istanbul Yesilköy Airport & departed Orly International Airport, Paris, France. Incompletely secured cargo door at the rear of the plane broke off, caused rapid decompression, and severed wires beneath the floor that controlled the plane's elevators and rudder. Plane crashed in the Ermenonville Forest.346 dead (all)
1977KLM Flight 1736 & Pan Am Flight 4805 Airlines crash, 2 Boeing 747sTenerife-North Airport (formerly Los Rodeos) in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Largest air disaster in history; yet the collision of the 2 planes occurred on a foggy runway at the airport.583 dead; all 248 KLM passengers died, 335 on Pan Am died & 61 survived
1979American Airlines Flight 191, McDonnell Douglas DC-10O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, US. Lost left engine on take-off.273 dead (all on board, 2 on the ground)
1985Japan Airlines Flight 123, Boeing 747Mount Takamagahara in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Crashed due to rapid decompression that ripped off large portion of tail and caused loss of hydraulic controls to entire plane.520 dead, 4 injured
1986Space Shuttle Challenger disasterCape Canaveral, Florida, US7 dead (all)
1988Aloha Airlines Flight 243, Boeing 737Pacific Ocean near Kahului, Hawaii, US1 dead, 65 injured
1989United Airlines Flight 811, Boeing 747Pacific Ocean off Honolulu, Hawaii, US9 dead, 38 injured
1991Nigeria Airways Flight 2120, McDonald Douglas DC-8-61Crashed after catching fire on taking off from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Fire was due to under-inflated tires & fire caused failure of hydraulic system.261 dead, including 14 Canadian aircrew.
1994China Airlines Flight 140, Airbus A300B4-622RCrashed approaching Nagoya Airport, Japan. Autopilot "GO-AROUND Mode" did not allow manual override causing plane to slam into the ground.264 dead, 7 survived but seriously injured
1996Saudi Arabian Flight 763 & Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907, Boeing 747 & Ilyushin Il-76Collided over the village of Charkhi Dadri near Dehli, India349 dead (all)
1996TWA Flight 800, Boeing 747Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York, US230 dead (all)
2001American Airlines Flight 587, Airbus A300B4-605RCrashed into the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens, NYC. Plane's vertical stabilizer snapped off.260 on plane dead (all) & 5 on ground dead
2002China Airlines Flight 611, Boeing 747over the Penghu Islands, Taiwan225 dead (all)
2003Space Shuttle Columbia disasterover Texas, US7 dead (all)
2011Sinking of the Russian ship BulgariaKuybyshev Reservoir, Russia122 dead
2014Sinking of MV Sewolnear Jindo County, South Korea306 dead

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