INVESTIGATING A ROPE RESCUE ACCIDENT
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The investigation of accidents occurring during high- or low-angle rope rescue, due to peculiarities and specific circumstances provides us with extraordinary lessons learnt, so that we can disregard the template-like content of minutes taken on work accidents, and used up-to-date analysis methods avoiding subjectivity, like next generation Visual Risk Assessment software and tool, the Bowtie Method (BowTieXP). The analysis of different risks was performed using up-to date accident investigation methods in order to fully analyse the cause and effect circumstances from all sides. It can be seen after the analysis of the case that human role is fundamental in the occurrence of the accident, since, substantially; a human error caused the accident. The Human Error of the commander and the rope rescuer strengthened the causes of the occurrence of the accident, which was strengthened by environmental, procedural, training and technical factors.