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Brady Heywood Podcast

Join forensic engineer Sean Brady as he discusses engineering failures and disasters. Sean examines both the technical and human causes of failure, explores failures in a range of professions, and talks about why our decision making is not nearly as rational as we’d like to think.
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Oct 31, 2016

While the technical cause of failure of the Malahide Viaduct in Ireland was straight-forward, the human factor that collapsed the bridge was a relatively new phenomenon: corporate memory loss.

 

Detailed article on the collapse can be found at http://www.bradyheywood.com.au/uploads/133.pdf

The Rail Accident Investigation Unit report on the collapse can be found at http://www.raiu.ie/download/pdf/accident_malahide.pdf