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Abstract

By the end of 1991 a total of 121 accidents had been reported to MARS, the Major Accident Reporting System established by the CEC in the Seveso Directive. The accident reports have been analysed and the accidents classified according to a number of parameters. Both immediate and underlying accident causes have been identified for the vast majority of accidents notified and consequently, lessons for preventing similar recurrences or mitigating accident consequences have been extracted. This analysis shows that the vast majority of the accidents notified could easily have been prevented by proper application of available knowledge. Managerial/organisational omissions and design inadequacies are the most dominant underlying causes.

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Authors: DROGARIS G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Safety Science, Vol. 16 (1993) pp. 89-113
Record Number: 199311072 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en