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Man Made Mayhem

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The Deep water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill has been in the news for over 2 months now and it had me thinking today about some other disasters caused by man or human error.  In no particular order I have randomly listed some that quickly came to mind.  I purposely left out terrorist events except for the Tylenol tampering.  At least some good came from that tragedy. It led to improved tamper resistant packaging that is now used for all types of consumer products.   To this day that crime has never been solved nor has a suspect been charged.

  • Tylenol Tampering -1982
  • 3 mile island -1979
  • Exxon Valdez – 1989
  • Minneapolis I-35 Bridge collapse – 8/1/07
  • Chernobyl – 1986
  • Johnstown, Pa Dam failure – 1889
  • Chicago Fire – 1871
  • Kansas City, Mo. Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse – 1981
  • New York City Blackout – 1977 ( baby boomlet ensues)
  • Blackout in Northeast,  55 million affected – 8/14/2003
  • Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse -1940
  • Titanic sinks (“unsinkable”)– 1912
  • Bhopal, India poisonous gas leak – 1984

 I promise that next week I will have a more positive topic.   Happy first day of summer.


Written by pacelinebiz

June 21, 2010 at 10:05 pm

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