Re: It was deliberate
Why the down votes?
When you know something inside out and line management instructs you to do it in spite of your protestations that it will have wide ranging consequences because of a,b and c - where does responsibility lie? Society.
Sometimes you have to let stuff break to reinforce that it is critical infrastructure and needs to be respected. This is how people learn and always have done. Its called learning from your mistakes.
When your mistakes have always had negligible consequences you are much less inclined to take advice from others because their advice has no reference value in comparison with your experience. The lessons learned through experience have been 'low value'. If, not when, the big one comes its cost is understood.
Hence the expressions 'learned a valuable lesson' and 'valuable experience'. This is why allowing people to make mistakes early on gives them an appreciation of the risk space they inhabit. The shame of it though is that 'learned experience' takes a long time to influence 'organisational culture' unless its an experience.shared simultaneously and widely. Even so, a widely experienced phenomena might bring about undocumented behavioural changes - because the common experience means it doesn't need to be discussed or recorded, everyone knows. Until a generation arrives that has no direct experience, no first hand knowledge - and no inclination to learn from the past because they need immersive experiences to pique their interest. They can't learn from black and white media.
Thats why the morons parroting anti-vax rhetoric, 5G and windmill cancer 'risks' are so dangerous. They haven't lost 13 out of 15 children to polio, cholera, typhoid, TB, smallpox, plague, famine or eating the wrong mushrooms. When the apocalypse comes they'll be looking for wifi and amazon prime to survive.