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Engineering failures are Icarus-like moments when our overreaching, greed and desire to conquer the impossible can cost not just reputations, but millions of dollars, the environment and lives. Each episode will focus on one disaster, looking at dramatic archive news footage of the disaster occurring and its devastating impact.
When London's Grenfell Tower catches fire, its hundreds of residents must escape a deadly inferno; expert engineers investigate and reveal how the building's engineering caused the disaster to escalate tragically.
When London's Grenfell Tower caught fire in 2017, its hundreds of residents must escape a deadly inferno; expert engineers investigate and reveal how the building's engineering caused the disaster to escalate tragically. Also investigated is the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in 2018 at Florida International University in Miami.
The nuclear meltdown of Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania (1979) and the deadly hydroelectric turbine tragedy at the Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam in Russia (2009) were power plant disasters of an unprecedented scale; experts examine the aftermath of these fatal catastrophes and explore their lasting consequences.
The largest earthquake (magnitude 9.0) in the history of Japan during 2011 and a resulting 46-foot tsunami led to one of the most catastrophic nuclear disasters in history at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant; expert scientists and engineers investigate and reveal how flawed operational procedures escalated the tragedy. Also reviewed is the 2011 high-speed train collision in Wenzhou, China.
Haiti's 2010 earthquake (magnitude 7.0) was one of the world's most deadly natural disasters that left much of the island nation in ruins; experts investigate and reveal how a lack of construction safety measures resulted in such catastrophic destruction. Also covered is the 2019 collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel being built in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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