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5 Catastrophic Failures Caught On Camera

5 Catastrophic Failures Caught On Camera
all across the world examples of advanced modern engineering fill the skylines as our knowledge has expanded so has our appetite for growth paving the way for new developments and the advancement of humanity of course in this quest to build bigger and better mistakes have been made leading to some unbelievable moments being

caught

on film from a dangerous accident at a russian steel plant resulting in molten metal being dumped all around the factory floor to a shocking rocket launch mishap
5 catastrophic failures caught on camera
ending in a powerful explosion back on the launch pad here are five

catastrophic

failures

that were

caught

on

camera

working in a factory can be a dangerous job especially in countries where safety standards aren't all that common this risk is multiplied many times over in places that handle molten metal where one small mistake could have disastrous consequences for those involved for the employees at this steel mill in rural russia this is something they learned the hard way on december
29th 2013 workers at the amor metal plant in komosamolsk on amur captured the terrifying moment an accident put all their lives at risk while working a piece of machinery malfunctioned right before their eyes and began to spew liquefied steel all across the factory floor foreign foreign is is foreign the accident ended up forcing the closure of the factory while cleanup and repair efforts could be done and to allow a cause to be determined to avoid a similar incident in the future the man
filming the video put himself at great risk to capture the catastrophe unfolding at times even standing directly in harm's way miraculously neither he nor any other employees were injured as history has shown constructing a rocket can be an immense and costly endeavor even those who have the means are sometimes hesitant to expose themselves to the enormous risk involved in financing a launch due to situations such as this one that occurred on wallops island in the united states on october 28
2014 everything seemed to indicate that the launch of the antares rocket would go off without a hitch the rocket had many successful launches leading up to this one and there were no clear signs anything was about to go wrong unfortunately the engineering masterpiece broke apart in the sky only six seconds after launch resulting in a violent explosion which was captured on video by a group of spectators a safe distance away oh my god according to nasa the spacecraft was supposed to carry 2 200
5 catastrophic failures caught on camera
kilos of supplies to the six astronauts aboard the international space station sadly the rocket never reached its destination after a lengthy investigation the cause of the failure was determined to be from an explosion in the liquid oxygen turbo pump in one of the two aj26 engines because of this the rocket lost thrust almost immediately and crashed back into the launch pad the cost associated with this disaster is estimated at over 200 million dollars but thankfully nobody was injured in the
world's quest to develop different sources of renewable energy wind turbines were born to put it in simple terms they work in the opposite way to fans instead of using electricity to make wind they use the wind to produce energy they can be seen just about everywhere on earth but even the most advanced turbines are capable of great catastrophe as was the case in north ayrshire scotland just over a decade ago on december 8th 2011 a man captured the astonishing scene of a wind turbine bursting
into flames spewing an immense amount of smoke into the air and sending burning debris crashing down to earth the failure in this video is believed to have been the result of hurricane force winds that struck the area around the same time but the true reason behind the fire is unknown since it had been reported that the turbine was not in use at the time fire crews were quick to arrive and after a bit of work were able to safely put out the blaze this however was not the last time a failure
like this occurred back in 2017 a wind turbine in the country of italy suffered a failure of its own but on a much more extreme scale and locals captured the stunning moment as it unfolded much like the other failure the cause of this one also isn't exactly known clearly something inside the turbine malfunctioned and allowed it to spin at uncontrollable speeds after a while the mechanical components could simply no longer handle the force and the entire thing blew apart at the end of the day
5 catastrophic failures caught on camera
at least nobody was injured in either of these events suspension bridges are some of the most stunning feats of modern engineering these bridges not only play an important role in modern infrastructure but are quite incredible to look at back in the 1930s construction of a new bridge commenced in the state of washington and in july of 1940 was officially completed this bridge was named the tacoma narrows and from the jump it was plagued with major issues on november 7th 1940 around 11 a.m the
tacoma narrows bridge suffered a

catastrophic

failure due to vibrations caused by the wind barely four months after it opened video footage shot that day shows the bridge twist and bend in such dramatic fashion it almost doesn't look real eventually the bridge could no longer withstand the force of this movement and it all came crashing down the cause of the failure can be blamed on a number of factors from its design which didn't allow optimal airflow to its flexibility which allowed it
to bend and twist ultimately it all came down to a phenomenon known as aero elastic flutter in short this flutter eventually caused far too much stress on the cables and the bridge failed after the tacoma narrows bridge collapsed a second bridge was completed in 1950 at the same site fortunately this second construction was a greater success leading to the construction of a third bridge in 2007 the failure of the bridge ended up teaching engineers a lot and has become a case study in bridge
design in schools all across the world as one of the most beautiful countries in all of latin america brazil is full of great tourist attractions and places to visit of course not even the most incredible countries are exempt from being victims of a

catastrophic

failure that puts human lives at risk as happened in this apartment block in vila velia espirito santo on april 22nd 2021 a 75-foot long swimming pool located in a large beachfront building suddenly collapsed into the parking lot beneath
it the shocking security

camera

video shows the exact moment of the failure further proving there was no warning a disaster was imminent according to reports no one was injured although 270 residents had to be evacuated from the 90 units that were being occupied at the time what makes this collapse so terrifying is that it came with such little warning had it occurred when people were using the pool there is a real chance that people could have lost their lives or been seriously injured even
more shocking is that the complex was brand new at the time with construction being completed in 2018 the video quickly went viral online with some pointing out the pool's lack of rebar in the concrete a common method used in construction to provide strength and reinforcement at the end of the day at least nobody was injured in this shocking event to air is human however some errors can be much more dangerous than others especially when other people's lives are at risk although none of
these accidents claim to life that isn't always the case hopefully as engineering standards increase across the world accidents like these will become fewer and farther between if you enjoyed this video and want to see more like it be sure to click the link on screen now with that thanks for watching and we'll see you in the next one you

Source : Underworld