1. OFFSHORE DRILLING
Faced with hardware failures, industry says, 'We've got this'
A 1989 plane crash in Sioux City, Iowa, that killed 111 people and injured 172 more came after a minuscule defect in a titanium part led to a total loss of flight control. With that disaster in mind, the oil and gas industry seeks to resolve a problem with unexpected breakage of connector bolts on offshore safety equipment with as little attention as possible.