Sunday, August 20, 2006

ENGINEERING DISASTERS: Engineering Disasters 2

Throughout history the same builders and engineers that paved mankind's path out of the caves and into the modern world havealso caused some of mankind's worst disasters. This is inevitable, because those who brave uncharted territory are liable to incur unexpected results.

Often a huge disaster is traced back to a tiny cause, insignificant in itself but triggering a domino effect. In a few cases, though, we will find there was more of negligence than of trailblazing behind some notable disasters.


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