The 6 Crucial Errors that Led to the Deepwater Horizon Explosion

Gulf Oil Spill Reconstruct
So much for planet earth…
It’s beyond well-known by now that crucial mistakes and shoddy cost-cutting measures were instrumental in bringing about the tragedy at the Deepwater Horizon drill site. But it’s still rather alarming to look at them back-to-back-to-back — New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter David Hammer probed the hundreds of hours of testimony, the innumerable legal documents, and official reports to locate the handful of key errors that were responsible for the disaster. In his report, he reveals the 5 human errors and single mechanical failure that directly lead to the BP Gulf spill. And yes, almost all of them could have been rather easily avoided.