February 8, 2011 | Mark Paradies

How Many Fatalities Does It Take To Learn To Prevent Them?

A Company in Northern Ireland has had the third fatality in since 2009 at the landfills it operates. The first fatality resulted in a £190,000 fine. The second fatality resulted in a £280,000 fine. The most recent fatality resulted in a £60,000 fine.

It seems that fines aren’t enough to make corrective actions happen. After multiple fatalities in a fairly simple operation (burying garbage), it seems like they could learn from their mistakes and stop future fatalities.

Maybe it is time to try advanced root cause analysis?

Root Cause Analysis
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