Managing Major Hazards: The Lessons of the Moura Mine Disaster

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Many organisations live with hazards that have the potential to cause disaster. This was the case at Moura underground coal mine in Central Queensland, where 11 men died in an explosion in 1994. Andrew Hopkins shows that the explosion was the result of organisational failure, and uses it to draw lessons about managing major hazards. He argues that there are always tell-tale signs of impending disaster, and that organisations need to find ways of gathering this information and reacting to it appropriately. The Moura story ...

Managing Major Hazards: The Lessons of the Moura Mine Disaster 2001, Allen & Unwin, Sydney

ISBN-13: 9781865087023

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