TITLE

Lessons learned from accident responses

AUTHOR(S)
Gyenes, Zsuzsanna
PUB. DATE
October 2017
SOURCE
Loss Prevention Bulletin;Oct2017, Issue 257, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The goal of emergency response is to prevent and reduce further harm to the maximum extent possible. However, accidents occur where the emergency response seems inadequate and may even commit errors of gross proportions. The following cases were selected as examples demonstrating the variety of difficulties of emergency response. However, one example was picked to show a successful emergency response activity. Emergency plans sometimes fail and these accidents provide some insight into why they may fail. Studying these failures can make a significant contribution to improving emergency response and reducing severity of accident consequences resulting from a poor emergency response.
ACCESSION #
126283459

 

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