January 23, 2009 | Dave Janney

3 Lives = $23,000 ??

OSHA has fined this company $23K for this incident involving three fatalities:


“While a weld defect was found as the primary cause, a subsequent state
investigation found that corrosion in this lower area exacerbated
conditions and that the corrosion would have been spotted in regular

It is easy to blame equipment; however, what management systems prevent these types of accidents?  Well, inspection for one.  If you want to learn more about human performance, management systems, and how they link with equipment problems, attend an Equifactor® course – here is the schedule:


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