Major Accidents - Dealing with the Consequences

The article briefly outlines transportation sector accident investigation history, with a focus on new safety design principles and precautionary principle development. Also highlighted, with the aviation sector as an example, is the distinction between accident investigation and juridical inquiries. Several major accidents relating to railways, maritime shipping, aviation, and the public sector in the Netherlands and Scandinavia are highlighted, as are related emergency organization and rescue performance. Scope expansion correlates to international developments, in and out of Europe, where independent accident investigation is seen as 'A Citizen's Right and Society's Duty". The authors discuss what can be learned from the accidents studied, and extrapolate some of the lessons towards rescue and emergency management systems' performance level. The distinctive features of current victims' organizations are discussed.

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  • Authors:
    • Roed-Larsen, Sverre
    • Stoop, John
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01046940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2007 4:10PM