Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Cost of an Investigation – CSB Spends More Than $2 Million Investigating BP Refinery Explosion
People of ask me, how long does it take and how many resources should we use investigating an accident and performing a root cause analysis?
Of course, the answer is: “It depends.”
What does it depend upon? Here are just some of many factors:
- The complexity of the accident.
- Your knowledge of the site.
- Your skill in performing investigations
- The amount of documentation and proof you must produce.
But the answer for the CSB’s investigation of the BP’s Texas City Refinery explosion is: “Over $2 million dollars.”
Where does the $2 million figure come from? From a comment by the CSB Chair & CEO, Carolyn Merritt.
Will the investment be worthwhile? We’ll have to wait for the report to come out to see.