Modern Marvels

Season 13 Episode 4

Engineering Disasters 18

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 08, 2006 on The History Channel
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Engineering Disasters 18
Modern Marvels shows more of the world's biggest engineering disasters. We look at faults in the U.S. Army's Stryker Light Armored Vehicle, the Sunjiawan coal-mine explosion in China in 2005, the death of three iron workers at Milwaukee's Miller Park in 1999, and much more
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  • Mediocre

    Tonight's episode was a waste of time. Can I have that hour of my life back, please? Very little of tonight's episode was new material; I swear I've seen most of this in other episodes or other History Channel documentaries. Being largely a recycled episode, this should be pulled from circulation.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Narrator: A 45 story crane collapses in high winds, explosions kill hundreds in Chinese coal mines, a state of the art dam bursts with catastrophic results, a tool for fitting shoes turn deadly, environmental disasters imperil wildlife in a California sea and devastate peoples in Central Asia. Now: Engineering Disasters, on Modern Marvels.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Patrick Ostrenga
      Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA

      Paul Zorich
      Crane Expert, RZP International Ltd.

      Lance Wallace

      Steven Ross
      Author, Construction Disasters

      Johnny Smiddy
      Superintendent, National Coal Corp.

      Kenneth King
      Section Foreman, National Coal Corp.

      Jonathan P. Stewart, P.E.
      Civil & Environmental Eng., UCLA

      Richard N. Levine

      Le Val Lund, P.E.
      Fmr. DWP Water System Mgr.

      Steven Solomon
      National Museum of Health and Medicine

      Alan Hawk
      National Museum of Health and Medicine

      Raymond Torres
      Chairman, Torres-Martinez Tribe

      Dr. Doug Barnum
      U.S. Geological Survey

      Julia Levin
      CA. Policy Dir., Natl. Audubon Society

      Dr. Eric Frost
      San Diego St. Univ. Visualization Ctr.

      Executive Producer: Craig Haffner
      Producer: Noah Morowitz
      Writer: Noah Morowitz
      Line Producer: Paul Dzilevlis
      Associate Producer: Jeff Mercer
      Editor: Motoshi Wakabayashi
      Narrator: Max Raphael
      Music: Alan Ett Music Group
      Producer: Bruce Nash
      Creator: Bruce Nash
      Production Manager: Shelia Collins
      Post Producer: Tim Knauff
      Director of Rights & Clearances: Katie Del Core
      Director of Research: Allison Boon
      Production Controller: Dani Eslin
      Accountant: April Brown
      Accountant: Sheridan Liu
      Accountant: Diana Stolpe
      Assistant Production Manager: John Harris
      Researcher: Uldis Balodis
      Researcher: Bradley Combest
      Researcher: John Knapp
      Coordinator: Boni Osmani
      Coordinator: Brad Skiles
      Clearance Coordinator: Lawrence Givens III
      Clearance Coordinator: Aaron Zober
      Post Coordinator: Terrence Hartwell
      Voice over Coordinator: John Knapp
      Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
      Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
      Assistant Editor: Alexander Rubinow
      Assistant Post Coordinator: Jeremiah Dockray
      Post Assistant: Rob Harrington
      Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
      Camera: Pat French
      Camera: Gary Hoffman
      Camera: Scott Liston
      Camera: Brian Minton
      Field Audio: Chris Gurney
      Field Audio: Saul Quinn
      Field Audio: Dan Wilson
      Online Editor: John Price
      Sound Mixer: Ed Thacker
      Animation: Victor Bornia
      Historical Consultant: Dr. Eric Frost
      Historical Consultant: Julia Levin
      Historical Consultant: Mark Mills
      Historical Consultant: Pat Ostrenga
      Historical Consultant: Steven Ross

      Special Thanks:
      Lisa Benvenuti
      Mary Harris
      Susan Knape
      University of Redlands

      Programming Coordinator: Michele Wilcox
      Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
      Produced by Actuality Productions, INC


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