Master of Disaster Death Trap

Building collapses are common throughout the world. They can crumble without warning, and can take tens of thousands of lives in an instant. Whether caused by a tornado, earthquake, an act of terrorism or poor construction, the aftermath of a collapsed building can be just as deadly as the collapse itself. Unstable floors and walls pose hazardous threats to rescue workers and leave them with one option: risk their lives to save another. But that may be about to change. Join Tim Samaras and his team of engineers as they test and transform surveillance technology into a search and rescue tool that gives rescuers a look deep inside a collapsed building without stepping one foot inside.

  • 2008
  • 00:47:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2016
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Search and rescue operations -- Technological innovations [LCSH] Search and rescue operations -- Risk assessment [LCSH] Building failures -- Investigation -- Technological innovations [LCSH] Search dogs [LCSH] Emergency management [LCSH] Rescue work [LCSH] Architecture [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Robotics [LCSH] Technology [LCSH]
Tim Samaras (Host), French Horwitz (Producer), Bill Ratner (Narrator), Tobias Louie (Production Coordinator), Jacqueline Shukur-Powell (Production Coordinator)
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