Engineering Disasters spotlights what happens when human error and the right circumstances conspire to create major disasters and tragedies.
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Fatal design flaws can lead to tragedy. A towering inferno killed 72 residents. While a pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing 6 people.
Operating in hostile environments presents unique challenges, extreme temperatures, intense pressure, and no room for error.
Nothing can stop an earthquake and while the ground may feel solid, below our feet the earth is shifting constantly - sometimes violently.
What is the dark side to 'clean energy' and how can we build a greener future from the tragic lessons of the past?
How did NASA fail to see the catastrophic failure that occurred during launch, and how was a passenger jet able to disappear without a trace?
Across history, humanity has tried to build structures that defy the forces of nature - sometimes leading to catastrophic disasters.
Each time oil is spilled, or lead contaminates our tap water humans suffer and our environment pays a price.
Each time oil is spilled or lead contaminates our tap water, humans suffer and our environment pays a price.
Why aren't we prepared for disasters that would save countless human lives?
Disasters like the MS Estonia and both 737 crashes are rare, but they are stark reminders of the speed at which tragedy can strike.