Learning from Accidents

Learning from Accidents

by Trevor Kletz
     
 

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Review of previous edition:

"Trevor Kletz's book makes an invaluable contribution to the systematic, professional and scientific approach to accident investigation". The Chemical Engineer



Fully revised and updated, the third edition of Learning from Accidents provides more information on accident investigation, including coverage of accidents… See more details below

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Review of previous edition:

"Trevor Kletz's book makes an invaluable contribution to the systematic, professional and scientific approach to accident investigation". The Chemical Engineer



Fully revised and updated, the third edition of Learning from Accidents provides more information on accident investigation, including coverage of accidents involving liquefied gases, building collapse and other incidents that have occurred because faults were invisible (e.g. underground pipelines).

By analysing accidents that have occurred Trevor Kletz shows how we can learn and thus be better able to prevent accidents happening again. Looking at a wide range of incidents, covering the process industries, nuclear industry and transportation, he analyses each accident in a practical and non-theoretical fashion and summarises each with a chain of events showing the prevention and mitigation which could have occurred at every stage.

At all times Learning from Accidents, 3rd Edition emphasises cause and prevention rather than human interest or cleaning up the mess. Anyone involved in accident investigation and reporting of whatever sort and all those who work in industry, whether in design, operations or loss prevention will find this book full of invaluable guidance and advice.

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Life after oops. Explains how discerning the immediate technical causes of an industrial accident should be followed by a deeper investigation of the underlying hazards and weaknesses in management that allowed it to happen. After some general chapters, focuses on case studies that include Bhopal, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Aberfan, the Kings Cross underground fire, and some aviation accidents. For post-incident investigators and pre- incident design engineers. First published in 1988 as Learning from Accidents in Industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136388132
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/22/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
8 MB

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