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The World’s Worst Engineering Mistakes

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We all make mistakes from time to time, but for the vast majority of us those mistakes don’t result in the loss of millions of dollars – or worse, human lives.

For those working in engineering, a tiny mistake – be it a misplaced decimal point or a simple mathematical error – can result in significant consequences (usually financial), and in the worst cases loss of life.

This new infographic from Grassform takes a look at eight of the worst engineering mistakes throughout history, from The Vasa in the 1600s right through to modern day:

John Pring

John Pring is the Managing Editor of Visual Broadcast and an experienced data visualisation and infographic specialist. His main interests include literature, football, art & design, infographics and visual storytelling, and you can find him on Twitter @designbysoap

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