1 Introduction</h5> Occupational accidents are frequent, usually single victim, events. There are statistics on their numbers, such as published by the European Commission (2009) . Amongst occupational accidents fatal accidents are rarer events than the non-fatal ( Hämäläinen et al., 2009 ). Multiple fatality occupational accidents are even rarer and may be referred to as catastrophes e.g. in the US the Occupational Safety and Health Administration describes in-patient hospitalisation of three or more employees as a catastrophe ( US Department of Labour, 2014 ). Major accidents, a term generally associated with process safety and involving fire, explosion or toxic emission ( EU Council, 1996 ), are also rare events and usually result in publically available investigation reports. So, a catastrophe or a major accident is denoted by its significant consequences such as multiple fatalities or the potential for multiple fatalities or an accident which causes significant social unrest. Well known major accident examples are the Union Carbide chemical loss of containment disaster at Bhopal in India in 1984 with 2500 deaths being reported within 5 days or the radioactive release from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion in the Ukraine in 1986 leaving large areas contaminated with radioactive
Safety Science – Elsevier
Published: Jan 1, 2015
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