26 Sep 2016

Human Error Causes Most Engineering Disasters

Here are twelve engineering disasters resulting from human errors.
When you dig into the details of most engineering disasters, human error shows up again and again. Recently, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich analyzed 800 cases of structural failure in which 504 people were killed, 592 people injured, and millions of dollars of damage occurred. When engineers were at fault, the researchers classified the causes of the failure.
The following slides indicate the type of errors possible. The first four slides explain the conditions that caused disasters. The remaining eight slides show the results of the Swiss study, breaking down the human error by type.
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