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How Far Should the Design Go?
|Title||How Far Should the Design Go?|
|Publication Type||Case Study|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Letton, Alan, Layton Jeff, Yannitell Daniel, Latcha Michael A., and Wilhelmsen August R.|
|Publisher||Texas A&M University|
On May 5, 1989 Mr. Bill Brands, owner and CEO for Acme Industries, an asphalt manufacturer, was involved in an industrial accident, resulting in the loss of a worker's life. During routine plant maintenance, Mr. Brands decided to replace a motor that drives a pump through a flexible rubber coupling. Was the design of the motor/coupler/pump system unnecessarily dangerous? As a forensic engineer, what information do you need for your technical analysis?
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