Causality

Chain of Events. Cause and Effect. We analyse what went right and what went wrong as we discover that many outcomes can be predicted, planned for and even prevented.

https://engineered.network/causality

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 28m. Bisher sind 40 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 22 hours 8 minutes

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episode 29: Flight 1549


In 2009 an AirBus A320 departing LaGuardia Airport in New York suffered a dual engine failure due to a bird strike during takeoff. In a highly improbable event an equally highly improbable landing in the Hudson River shocked and amazed the world. We …


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 2019-06-04  27m
 
 

episode 28: Hotel New World


In 1986 an unremarkable building in Singapore collapsed killing dozens of people. We look at how the supervision of the construction and the design itself resulted in a structure that was at best critically stable, and ultimately one that could only …


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 2019-05-09  28m
 
 

episode 27: Gare De Lyon


On the 27th of June, 1988 in central Paris a runaway train collided with a stationary train in Gare De Lyon station, claiming 56 lives and injuring 60 more. Whilst the court found the driver guilty and sent him to jail, was he solely to blame? We look …


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 2019-04-04  31m
 
 

episode 26: Bhopal


In December, 1984 in the city of Bhopal in central India, a Union Carbide Pesticide plant would fail and release tonnes of toxic gas into the city, killing thousands of people. It was the worst industrial disaster in human history. We follow the threads …


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 2019-02-07  38m
 
 

episode 25: Deepwater Horizon


In 2010 an Oil Drilling Rig suffered a catastrophic well blowout, killing 11 people, destroying the rig and leading to the worst maritime oil spill in history. It all happened a few hours after the well was declared safe and ready for handover. We look …


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 2019-01-08  51m
 
 

episode 24: Columbia


In 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia launched successfully but after its mission was completed burned up on re-entry with the loss of all onboard. We look at how normalisation of deviation blinded many at NASA to a risk that had existed since 1981.


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 2018-12-13  30m
 
 

episode 23: Kipton


When two trains collided head on at Kipton, Ohio in 1891, it was a wake up call for the railroad industry in North America whose impacts would be far-reaching and would lead to a new timekeeping standard that was unprecedented.


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 2018-08-31  50m
 
 

episode 22: Chernobyl


The largest nuclear incident in human history released an estimated 400 times the radioactive material compared to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It all happened because of a test that was delayed by one shift, or was it the ultimate inevitability of a flawed …


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 2018-07-08  50m
 
 

episode 21: Milford Haven


A turning point in control systems user interface design and alarm management happened in an unlikely place that few have ever heard of. We look at what went wrong at Milford Haven.


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 2018-04-29  35m
 
 

episode 20: Stava Dam


On the 19th of July, 1985 in Tesero, Northern Italy, a tailings dam gave way and killed 268 people. With the most common tailings dam design in the world, what went wrong and how widespread are the risks?


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 2018-02-24  21m