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There is a possibility in structural engineering for mass murder.  I really
respect LeMessurrier for "taking the bull by the tail and facing the
situation."  If that were me I would be so busy puking over a trash can and
planning a clean getaway that I couldn't take calls let alone call someone
to notify them.
                                                            Greg
-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Monday, February 01, 1999 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: Stamping Calculations


>Chris Towne wrote:
>
>. > This is true, but structures have a tenanacy to be forgiving,
especially
>. > indetermanant structures.  If a building collapsed every time we made a
>. > mistake, there would be a lot fewer buildings standing.
>
>
>Yes, and the human body heals.  If a person died every time a surgical
>mistake was made, there would also be a lot fewer people walking the
street.
>However, there are single mistakes in both surgery and structural
engineering
>where material forgiveness and healing is no longer applicable and this is
>where the difference lies.  In surgery, only one person is at risk; in
>structural engineering, hundreds and thousands may be at risk.  (The
>structural example that comes immediately to mind is the CityCorp tower in
>NYC.  If *that* mistake wasn't caught, ...)
>
>And don't forget that the surgeon is not alone in the operating room.
There
>may be other doctors, at least an anesthesiologist, and there certainly are
>nurses, who can see if mistakes are being made.
>
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona
>
>