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Accident and incident investigation.
Handbook of human factors and ergonomics (4th edition). Salvendy G, ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2012 Mar; :1085-1091
The goal of this chapter is to provide an overview of the numerous approaches to accident and incident investigation in occupational settings, covering a range of approaches that range from using administrative databases to more complex systems approaches. More attention will be given to human-centered approaches, as mismatches between human capabilities and the demands posed by systems are often a key component of accidents. The type of investigation selected will vary depending on the frequency and severity of the incident(s) in question.
Mining-industry; Accidents; Accident-analysis
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Handbook of human factors and ergonomics (4th edition)
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