Accidents don’t happen but are caused

Dr T K Munshi

Highway-safety experts in the west rarely, use the word “accident”; they speak of “crashes” instead. That is because “accident” implies a random event out of human control, whereas a “crash” is something that can be predicted and avoided. Many ‘accidents’ in the home (such as falls and burns) and workplace, are also predictable and could be prevented if we simply thought about them differently and took precautions.
Personality or circumstance: We all know people who seem to have one accident after another. Is there such a thing as an ‘accident prone’ personality? This remains controversial. Some studies have found links between accidents and certain traits – such as over-confidence, aggressiveness, chronic anger, and lack of .
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