Edge Hill railway accident: A systemic analysis

J. R. Santos-Reyes, A. N. Beard

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    The Edge Hill railway accident occurred on Sunday 9 May 1999 in Liverpool, England. An Engineers' scrap train struck a Plant Quality Supervisor. This paper presents some preliminary results of a systemic analysis of the accident. The methodology has been to compare the features of the Edge Hill accident with the structural organization (i.e. systems 1-5) of a Railway Systemic Safety Management System (RSSMS) model. The findings are related to causal factors of failure of systems 1-5 as well as missing channels of communication amongst those involved in the maintenance work. © 2006 Taylor & Francis Group.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference 2006, ESREL 2006 - Safety and Reliability for Managing Risk
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventProceedings of the Safety and Reliability for Managing Risk - Estoril, Portugal
    Duration: 22 Sept 2006 → …


    ConferenceProceedings of the Safety and Reliability for Managing Risk
    Abbreviated titleESREL 2006
    Period22/09/06 → …


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