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Transportation Accidents

Why do accidents happen?


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January 09, 2011 12:54AM

Traffic accidents happen because of:

  • weather conditions
  • high speed
  • reckless drivers
  • distracted or inattentive drivers

In the workplace accidents can generally traced back to:

  • Failure to follow procedures
  • Lack of training
  • Faulty equipment
  • Worker error
  • Mislabeled equipment
  • Unsafe conditions
  • Management failure to require that procedures be followed