June 29, 2022 | Becky Marambio

Building Collapse Incident

building collapse incident

Three workers were injured in a building collapse incident. One had to be extricated and almost lost a leg. Less than a day later, at another work site, a worker fell 30 feet.

How could another building collapse incident be avoided?

So much thought needs to go into corrective actions for high-consequence incidents. There are certain corrective actions that everyone seems to gravitate to but they are often ineffective.

One example of an ineffective corrective action is a re-corrective action. TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training teaches you how to avoid them. Re-corrective actions don’t take much thought. For example, “re”train, “re”write procedures, “re”mind/”re”emphasize, and “re”view don’t FIX the problem.

The TapRooT® Process leads you to the REAL root causes to fix in the PROCESS. I’d be interested to know what this construction company is going to do to “re-enforce” the safety awareness so these workers can be confident they are going to go home safe each evening.

Attend a TapRooT® Course to learn strong vs. weak corrective actions. The “re”-corrective actions fall into the “weak” category as those fixes can easily FAIL. Learn the safeguard hierarchy (with different levels of effectiveness) in any TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course.

Accidents, Operational Excellence
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