From reader B.D.:
I ran across this sentence today on a news website and thought that you might find it interesting:
"The accident caused for two lanes and one inbound express lane to be blocked."
I was able to find a few other examples of "caused for" from news sites using Google News:
"Philadelphia has been looking to start a fire sale at the deadline, but a lot of their demands have caused for teams to back away from making deals."
"A trend called the “Fire Challenge” made popular through social media websites caused for a 14-year from the Crosby area to be hospitalized with second-degree burns to his body."
This is new to me and I'm curious if it's a recent phenomenon.
It's true that there's some unexpected variation in verbal complementation Out There, and maybe there are some people who think that the pattern of "arranged for X to Y" to apply to "caused for X to Y". But I'm inclined to think that these examples are slips of the fingers or maybe editing errors.