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OH role in disaster prevention

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The fatal accident reports into the Glasgow bin lorry crash and Germanwings flight 9525 disaster highlight the multiple actions needed to prevent recurrence.

The French Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority (BEA) has published its report1 into Germanwings flight 9525 when co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane into a mountain on 24 March 2015, killing 150 people. Lubitz had a history of depression, and in December 2014 was diagnosed as having a possible psychotic episode. Many of the BEA’s  recommendations are… 

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work April/May 2016 (vol. 12/6) pp3

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