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Ten Pathways to Death and Disaster
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TEN PATHWAYS TO DEATH AND DISASTER

Learning from Fatal Incidents in Mines and Other High Hazard Workplaces


By Michael Quinlan

Why do mine disasters continue to occur in wealthy countries when major mine hazards have been known for over 200 years and subject to regulation for well over a century? What lessons can be drawn from these disasters and are mine operators, regulators and others drawing the correct conclusions from such events? Why is mining significantly safer in some countries than in others? Are the underlying causes of disasters substantially different from those that result in one or two fatalities?

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