10 Deadly Disasters We Could Have Prevented

Challenger And Columbia Disasters

In 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded just moments after it took off from the platform. In 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia basically vaporized when it reentered the atmosphere. Both of these could have been prevented if NASA had not ignored failures on the ships.

Hamlet Processing Plant Fire

On September 3, 1991, seven of the nine fire doors to the Imperial Foods Hamlet processing plant were locked when a hydraulic line began to fail. The line spewed gallons worth of fluid, which ignited from the gas burners. 25 died in the ensuing fires.