Examples of disasters that have been caused by weld cracking

  • Examples of disasters that have been caused by weld cracking

    Posted by NDT-Inspect on 06/01/2023 at 10:59 am
    1. In 1979, a weld failure caused a gas pipeline explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania, that killed at least 22 people and injured more than 50 others.

    2. In 1980, a crack in a weld on a tanker ship caused a spill of over 10 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, which is considered one of the worst oil spills in history.

    3. In 1981, a weld failure on an oil rig caused a fire that killed over 100 people and resulted in the collapse of the rig.

    4. In 1989, a crack in a weld on a steam pipe caused a explosion in Manhattan, New York, killing three people and injuring dozens more.

    5. In 2002, a crack in a weld on a natural gas pipeline caused a explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area that killed four people and injured over 50 others.

    6. In 2010, a weld failure on an oil rig caused the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is considered one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

    7. In 2013, a crack in a weld on a natural gas pipeline caused a explosion in Illinois that killed two people and injured over a dozen others.

    8. In 2015, a crack in a weld on a natural gas pipeline caused a explosion in California that killed one person and injured four others.

    9. In 2016, a crack in a weld on a train track caused a derailment in Washington state that killed three people and injured dozens more.

    10. In 2018, a crack in a weld on a pedestrian bridge in Florida caused a collapse that killed six people and injured over a dozen others.

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