Dangerous From the Start
The sheer size and amount of materials needed to craft the ship were enough of a hurdle. There were over 2,000 steel plates used to build the ship, each measuring 6’x 30’. On top of that, the ship’s plates weighed in at 1,200 tons, and the expansive engineering and construction needs led to a few deaths, as well as several injuries. In total, nine people were lost during the construction of the Titanic, and 246 people were injured.