A systems approach to mining safety: An application of the Swiss Cheese Model

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Abstract

Achieving zero harm in the mining industry is still a big challenge worldwide. A potential major step towards remedying the situation is a good understanding of the processes that lead to accidents in the industry. The Swiss Cheese Model has had a significant impact on the understanding of the causes of accidents in high-risk industries. In this paper, an accident analysis framework based on the Swiss Cheese Model is developed and tested against a previous mining disaster. The developed framework has the potential to enhance the understanding of the factors that contribute to accidents in the mining sector.

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Bonsu, J., Van Dyk, W., Franzidis, J. P., Petersen, F., & Isafiade, A. (2016). A systems approach to mining safety: An application of the Swiss Cheese Model. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 116(8), 777–784. https://doi.org/10.17159/2411-9717/2016/v116n8a10

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