Driver Run Over by Own Rig — Corrosion the Culprit
In this real world engineering who-dunnit from Design News– you couldn’t write a TV script better than this! — corrosion and wear-and-tear on a key component of the lift cylinder on a tractor-trailer caused the rig to run over its own driver.
Forensic engineer Myron Boyajian walks through his investigation of the incident, which was a terrible way for the truck’s designers to learn about a basic and preventable design flaw. But I have to say that forensic metallurgy doesn’t get any more provocative than this!