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MODULE 3 LESSON: Information Gathering Copy

June 3, 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11124″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Even if you do not witness the accident, investigators may want to talk to you especially if you are familiar with the site or the task that you performed at the time of the accident.

Remember the information is being gathered to be determined to the exact cause of the accident not to place blame on anyone.

Determining the cause of an accident is not always easy as most accidents have several contributing factors. This is why a root cause analysis can often help the situation. A root cause analysis is an examination of the chain of events that led to an accident. These events may take place in days, weeks even months before the accident occurred. So it’s important that the analysis be thorough.

Potential factors that investigators will look for include:

  • Poorly maintained or faulty equipment
  • Lack of training
  • Lack of appropriate policies and procedures

Remember, root cause analysis looks for all the factors that could trigger an accident. Which is why it’s a vital part of any accident investigation. During an investigation you should offer as much information as you can regarding the accident.

This includes any relevant facts. Such as:

  • The workers who were involved
  • The site where the accident occurred, and
  • The working conditions at the site

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