February 20, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Lt Col Ralph Hayles is the Opening Keynote Speaker at TapRooT® Summit

For those that investigate accidents and incidents, Lt Col Ralph Hayles’ story is immensely interesting.

Involved in a “friendly fire” accident at the start of Gulf War I, Lt Col Hayles was singled out for blame, discipline, and public vilification.
His “accident” was similar to many others. A combination of mistakes and equipment failures led to a fatal result. And like many others, the last person to touch it (in this case the trigger) is blamed for all of the consequences.

To read his story see:


Better yet, attend the Summit and hear Lt Col Hayles tell his story. Learn the impact of an investigation and discipline gone awry.

For more Summit information and registration, see:


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