< „Beyond Human Failure - Avoiding the oversimplification of accidents”
Author: Elke Werner-Keppner
Health and Safety International, February 2017
Content: When an employee falls from height, it always means great suffering for many people. Frequently this kind of incident results in severe injuries or even has a fatal ending. What is particularly bitter for the workers surviving the accident or the mourning families of the fatally injured ones is the fact that very often these accidents could have been prevented in the first place.
This article focuses on the deeper causes of severe incidents, analyzing four different cases in etalon´s international consulting experiences. Too often, the causes of accidents are merely seen in human failure, while the actual risks are much more complex.