Engineering Disasters 5 DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 30, 2003
Shoddy workmanship, bad planning and poor research combine in these tales of technological woe.
- Includes a feature on the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
- Extraordinary footage captures the aftermaths of deadly disasters.
- The fascinating stories behind disappearing oil rigs, dam collapses and more.
Failure is inevitable. In engineering, it can often be spectacular, and too frequently is tragic. But every mishap, from insignificant to mythic, affords a valuable opportunity to do better in the future.
ENGINEERING DISASTERS 5 takes on some of the strangest and most notorious engineering failures of recent years and answers the two big questions: what went wrong, and – more importantly – what did we learn from it? Visit the south coast of Louisiana, where a misplaced oil rig caused an entire lake to be sucked into a giant underground salt mine, taking 65 acres of land, a dozen barges, and (of course), the oil rig with it. Examine the tragic 1972 Buffalo Creek dam disaster, when blatantly bad engineering led to a flood that killed 118 people in the rugged mountains of West Virginia. And revisit the Exxon Valdez disaster to unravel the chain of human and technological errors that made it inevitable.
These events and more offer a sobering look at fallibility and the consequences of failure.