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The Manhattan Crane Collapse of 2008: What Went Wrong and What Can We Learn?

On March 15, 2008, a massive tower crane collapsed at a construction site in Manhattan, killing seven people and injuring 24 others. It was one of the worst construction accidents in New York City’s recent history, and it raised serious questions about the safety and regulation of cranes in the city. This article will provide […]

The Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse: A Tragic Engineering Failure

On July 17, 1981, a disaster struck the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, when two overhead walkways collapsed onto a crowded lobby, killing 114 people and injuring 216. It was one of the deadliest structural failures in U.S. history and a shocking reminder of the importance of engineering ethics and safety.