Welders “Detained” after High-Rise Fire
Here is the story:
Yet another story about blaming the workers. Wow, that’s easy.
The problem is that this approach will not prevent future incidents.
I wonder how long management and the regulators have been letting this behavior slide (or outright condoning it)? But no worries; now that something has gone wrong there is a convenient scapegoat.
Unlicensed welders doing the job improperly….hmm…I wonder who put them there? I wonder if they were trained? What are the requirements for licensing?
We can’t tell much from this article, there are more questions than answers. A few potential root causes under training, management system, and work direction jump out as possibilities. Unfortunately, it is not likely that a good enough investigation will be done to get to those root causes.
Are there also causal factors after the fire started?