Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Restart Risk After an Accident
After an accident, what is the risk that you face if you restart production before you find and fix the root causes of an accident? Starting too soon may risk the chance of another disaster.
Of course, that depends on the risk profile of the accident in question and your operations.
SpaceX is keeping their Falcon 9 rocket grounded for a couple more months after a June explosion of their booster rocket that was carrying supplies to the international space station.
Troubleshooting after the accident points to a failed strut that was holding a bottle of helium in place that, when it failed, caused an over-pressure of the second-stage rocket. See the story here.
Do you analyze the risk of restarting production after an incident or accident? Perhaps this is something your management should consider?