Accidents happen – FACT! Whether it is an elusive x-factor, a wrong measurement, or plain lack of forethought that is the cause of an accident, the consequences can be costly.
Another fact is that engineering mistakes know no bounds when it comes to the scale or importance of a project, as the disasters in our engineering infographic below show!
Amongst the examples we find mighty ships have sunk, tankers have exploded, and seemingly sturdy constructions have literally fallen to pieces! The one thing they all have in common is their high cost, in terms of money and lives.
So what can we learn from this? Well, to attempt to avoid the unthinkable, all one can do is be vigilant! Check, check and check again that all measurements are correct and that every nut, bolt and component has been accounted for…