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11 Epic Technology Disasters

Nature and politics kill far more people than technological accidents but failures of machines still take a toll on both a personal and social level. Separating machine failures and negligent maintenance from unforeseeable circumstances isn't easy and no doubt there are some accidents worthy of mention that we've missed. In any event, these are the eleven worst tech-related disasters where mechanical or engineering failure played a significant role. And by "worst," we're considering death toll b
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The deadliest single-aircraft accident to date occurred in 1985 with the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123. The cause of the accident has been attributed to improper repairs following damage to the tail of the 747SR-46 in 1978. A single metal plate with the a few more rivets could have saved 520 lives.

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