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Accidents, Errors and Interfaces

  • Stephen Pheasant
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Abstract

An accident is an unplanned, unforeseen or uncontrolled event—generally one which has unhappy consequences. Accidents characteristically have multiple causes. It is the way in which these causes come together (often in improbable combinations) that makes the accident unexpected.

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© S. T. Pheasant 1991

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