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Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 14 DVD

Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 14 DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
A flash flood of molasses and a subway cave-in are among the events featured in this episode.

Successes are impressive, but failures often contribute more to our knowledge. Nowhere is this more evident than in engineering, where a simple miscalculation can prove disastrous, and it is almost impossible to hide the consequences.

MODERN MARVELS® returns to this sadly productive territory to examine the following five events: a massive oil tanker explosion claims nine lives; a freighter plane crashes into and destroys an 11-story apartment building; a molasses flash flood; a subway tunnel collapse which swallows part of Hollywood Boulevard, and a fatal freeway collapse.

Featuring interviews with investigators from NTSB, Cal/OSHA, and Boeing, along with computer graphics, footage and photos of the disasters, and visits to the locations today, ENGINEERING DISASTERS details what went wrong.

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