chapter  13
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Accident Analysis

Life can only be understood backwards, but has to be lived forwards. (Søren Kierkegaard, Danish author and philosopher)

13.1 INTRODUCTION

It should be more or less obvious that the basis for any kind of safety work should be firm knowledge about why accidents happen – or, stated in the opposite way, what is safe operation? A key source of such knowledge is lessons learned from accidents, incidents or near-accidents.