Provides information on accident investigation, including coverage of accidents involving liquefied gases, building collapse and other incidents that have occurred because faults were invisible. By analysing accidents that have occurred it 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, the book 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.
It emphasises cause and prevention rather than human interest or cleaning up the mess. Anyone involved in accident investigation and reporting and all those who work in industry will find this book full of guidance and advice.
1. Two simple incidents -- 2. Protective system failure -- 3. Poor procedures and poor managements -- 4. A gas leak and explosion - The hazards of insularity -- 5. A liquid leak and fire and the hazards of amateurism -- 6. A tank explosion - The hazards of optional extras -- 7. Another tank explosion - The hazards of modification and ignorance -- 8. Flixborough -- 9. Seveso -- 10. Bhopal -- 11. Three Mile Island -- 12. Chernobyl -- 13. Aberfan -- 14. Missing recommendations -- 15. Three weeks in a works -- 16. Pipe failures -- 17. Piper Alpha -- 18. The King's Cross underground railway station fire -- 19. Clapham Junction - Every sort of human error -- 20. Herald of Free Enterprise -- 21. Some aviation accidents -- 22. Invisible hazards -- 23. Signals passed at danger -- 24. Longford: the hazards of following fashions -- 25. The Gresford Colliery explosion -- 26. Green intention, red result -- 27. Looking beyond violations -- 28. Keeping an open mind.