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Man-made Malfunctions

In July 2007, an 83-year-old steam pipe ruptured in Midtown Manhattan, causing a massive underground explosion. In August 2007, an eight-lane interstate bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota collapsed from a height of over 1,000 feet into the Mississippi River during rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring at least 60 more. In another incident, six people were injured in a crane collapse in October 2007, near New York’s Times Square. Four more were killed and 10 injured in a similar accident in March 2008. With summer approaching, visions of blackouts dance in our heads.