We all looked on in horror as the images of the Deep Water Horizon oil platform disaster hit our screens in 2010. Investigations at the time found that rig staff had tested the concrete seal before deciding it was secure to be able to remove 1,500 m of drilling column. Clearly the seal had not been secured thereby causing the catastrophic blowout. So why would skilled workers in a workplace with such high levels of engineering and management controls in place make such a mistake?
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