10 Recent And Deadly Industrial Disasters In America

The news is constantly filled with industrial disasters that end with a lot of lives lost, sadly. We read about entire oil platforms sinking, taking dozens of workers with it, or a bridge toppling and taking everyone passing over it with it. These disasters are completely unforeseen, and for the most part they are complete accidents that may not have been prevented. It is sad to see the loss of life, but interesting to read about the inner workings of these crashes and destruction. Here are ten recent industrial disasters in America.

Silver Bridge Collapse

The Silver Bridge Collapse was a massive suspension bridge constructed in 1928 and named after the paint they had used. The bridge ran over the Ohio River, and during one particularly bad rush hour traffic, the bridge fell, taking 46 people with it.

Centralia Mining Disaster

The Centralia Mining Disaster was quite bad. The coal mine exploded in Centralia, Illinois, taking 111 lives as it went up in flames. The explosion was caused by the ignition of coal dust.