July 30, 2012 | Mark Paradies

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Did We Learn All That We Could?

Which plant (famous for an accident) did this picture come from?

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I was thinking about this accident and thought …

“Why don’t organizations learn everything that they should from major accidents?”

Why did I think this?

Because I started thinking of the lessons that WERE NOT learned from the first shuttle disaster that could have prevented the second disaster.

Also, I thought about the lessons from the BP Texas City explosion that could have prevented the deepwater Horizon accident.

Is it just NASA and BP that refuse to learn from major accidents? Or is there a certain style of organization that doesn’t learn and thereby dooms their organization to strings of major accidents?

What do you think? Leave your comment here…

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