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Industrial Accidents and Engineers Introduction Industrial accidents are never scheduled or planned and thus can never be predicted but there are numerous ways in which industrial accidents can be prevented by following the safety procedures mentioned in the standard documents of manufacturing processes (Beyer, 1928).


Causes of Industrial Accidents The most common cause of industrial accidents is human errors and mistakes which are committed while working on industrial units. Very often engineers do not follow the proper safety procedures while performing a task and thus end up triggering an accident which not only affects the person but also puts the life of numerous other people at risk; economic loss is another aspect of accidents as well. Most of the time engineers fail to understand the importance of extra safety procedures and precautionary measures stated in the standard documents and tend to bypass certain important steps of safe working, merely to save time. The use of incorrect tools for certain type of works on industrial machinery is also a very common cause of industrial accidents to occur because the industrial machinery is very complicated and the guidelines provided by the manufacturer and safety standards must be followed in all circumstances. The workers and technicians working on industrial units are involved in committing human errors more frequently than the engineers however the responsibility always lies with the engineer. ...
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