r/CatastrophicFailure Sep 11 '17 Helpful [deleted]

Meta Posting Guidelines - Read Before Submitting

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Posting Rules

1. No jokes/memes

If your post is a joke or meme, it does not belong here. This includes posts about politicians, celebrities, movies or products that flopped, bad business/PR decisions, countries in turmoil, etc.

2. Titles

Titles must only be informative and descriptive (who, what, where, when, why) not editorialized ("I bet he lost his job!") - do not include personal opinions or other commentary in your titles.

Examples of bad titles:

  • I don't know if this belongs here, but it's cool! (x-post r/funny)

  • What could go wrong?

  • Building Failure

A good title reads like a newspaper headline, or Wikipedia article. If you don't know the specifics about the failure, then describe the events that take place in the video/image instead. Examples of good titles:

If it is a cross-post you should post that as a comment and not part of the title

3. Mundane Failures

Avoid posting mundane, everyday occurences like car crashes unless there is something spectacular about your submission. Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, and there are many other subreddits already dedicated to this topic such as r/dashcam, r/racecrashes, and /r/carcrash

While there are some examples of extraordinary crashes posted here, in general they would probably be better suited for those other subreddits:

4. Compilations

Compilations and montages are not allowed on r/CatastrophicFailure. Any video that is a collection of clips from multiple incidents, including top 10 lists are considered compilations.
If your submission contains footage of one incident but compiled from multiple sources or angles, those are fine to post.

5. Be Respectful

Always be respectful in the comments section of a thread, especially if people were injured or killed.

6. Objects, Not People

The focus of this subreddit is on machines, buildings, or objects breaking, not people breaking. If the only notable thing in your submission is injury/death, it probably would go better in another subreddit.

Flair Rules

All posts should have an appropriate flair applied to them by the submitter, please follow these 4 steps to determine if your thread needs a fatality/injury flair. You can set this by clicking the "flair" button under the title of your submission.

  1. If your submission depicts people dying, you must apply the "Visible Fatalities" flair to your post and tag it "NSFW"
  2. If your submission depicts people visibly being seriously injured, you must apply the "Visible Injuries" flair to your post and tag it "NSFW"
  3. If your submission depicts a situation where people were killed, but those people are not directly visible you must apply the "Fatalities" flair to your post (eg. the Hindenburg Disaster, or a plane crash)
  4. If your submission does not require one of those tags, you should pick any of the other flairs to describe what type of failure occurred

r/CatastrophicFailure 10h ago

Equipment Failure Transient Hazards: Explosion at the Husky Superior Refinery (April 26, 2018)

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382 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago

Fire/Explosion On July 18, 2007, a steam pipe exploded in Midtown Manhattan sending large plumes of steam into the air. Injuring 45 people and killing one woman.

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3.2k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 1d ago

Fire/Explosion (Den Helder, the Netherlands, 30 July 2009) The 'Prins Willem' – a replica of a 17-century sailing ship – catches fire and burns. She would later be deemed beyond repair and dismantled.

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243 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 2d ago

Today, June 7th: failed destruction of the Cheminée de Centrale Thermique, Aramon, France

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2.0k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 3d ago

Fatalities (2013) The crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 - A Boeing 777 strikes a seawall short of the runway in San Francisco, killing 3 of the 307 on board, after losing too much airspeed on final approach. Analysis inside.

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2.0k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 4d ago

Fire/Explosion June 3rd 2023. Calcasieu Refinery Lightning Strike Explosion.

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6.0k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 4d ago

November 18, 1999. During the construction of Aggie bonfire at Texas A&M University, wooden structure collapsed. 12 people died.

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293 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 5d ago

Structural Failure an under construction bridge collapsed in Bihar, 04 June 2023

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5.1k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 4d ago

4th June 2023 - A landslide at a mine in Leshan City in southwest China's Sichuan Province, where rain has been falling steadily for weeks, killed 19 people.

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133 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 4d ago

Natural Disaster Landslide at mine in China’s Sichuan province kills 19 (2023-06-04)

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42 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 5d ago

Equipment Failure Astronaut Neil Armstrong ejects just in time, as the lunar lander simulator (LLVM) begins to fail. (May 6, 1968)

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287 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 5d ago

Fatalities The 2020 Livraga (Italy) Train Derailment. Faulty wiring in a set of points and inadequately performed maintenance work cause a high speed train to derail. 2 people die. A link to the full story in the comments.

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77 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

Natural Disaster The flood passed through the house. Today in Ankara, Turkey. The lower floors of an apartment were flooded due to the heavy rain.

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3.0k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

Equipment Failure The Bluegill Prime nuclear disaster (1962), a Thor ICBM armed with a live nuclear warhead catches fire and explodes on the launchpad at the American territory of Johnston Atoll during what was supposed to be a high altitude nuclear test.

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90 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 7d ago

Fire/Explosion Lightning strike causes church fire, and steeple collapse. Spencer, MA. June 2nd, 2023

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4.6k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

Fire/Explosion Indonesian Navy Frosch-Class LST, KRI Teluk Hading caught fire in waters of the Selayar Islands, South Sulawesi. 3 June 2023.

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196 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

Daylight reveals the scene of the June 2 Odisha, India train collision - The latest reported death toll has reached 288

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627 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

Drone view of the train crash on June 2nd Odisha, India

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256 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

Steel production facility burns down in Chemnitz, Germany June 2nd 2023

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104 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 7d ago

Fatalities 3 train accident at same place, Odisha India Today.

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1.2k Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 7d ago

25 years ago today, in Eschede Germany, a ICE 1 train derailed and crashed into a bridge. The bridge then collapsed and crushed the train, causing 101 casualties. The derailment was caused by a mishaped wheel run.

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158 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

June 01, 2023. DOF Skandi Buzios (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) on fire - no victims reported

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89 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 7d ago

Structural Failure (Reposting shorter clip) Security camera footage showing very close view of the moment the Davenport, Iowa apartment building began to collapse on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Unfortunately the video cuts out as the failure occurs due to the power going out, so we only see the beginning of the collapse.

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86 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 6d ago

03-06-2023 early morning. Coromandel express accident live: Death toll in Odisha train accident rises to 237, 900 more fatal injuries. Counting more.

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36 Upvotes

r/CatastrophicFailure 7d ago

Fatalities Train Accident Odisha India today 3 train collided.

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133 Upvotes