June 12, 2009 | Barb Carr

The Sky is Falling Incident….. “Boy Hit by Meteorite”

From Yahoo’s space news section, “a 14-year old German boy was hit in the hand by a pea-sized meteorite that scared the bejeezus out of him and left a scar.”

“When it hit me it knocked me flying and then was still going fast enough to bury itself into the road,” the boy said.

Now as a TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Instructor and incident investigation facilitator, I do not want to ever hear our clients say this incident was just bad luck. It was a one of a kind occurrence that never happened before. In reality it would be pretty hard to substantiate those types of findings.

In this case however it appears to be pretty much bad luck but it has happened a few times before. Now I don’t plan on issuing a “Chicken Little” the sky is falling report but I will look up every now and then.

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