At the FMG Christmas Creek mine in Western Australia there have been two fatalities and an amputation in three incidents in the past six months. An absence of safety: obviously. Safety culture problem: no, apparently not.
FMG’s CEO is reported as saying that “…safety was a core value at Fortescue and he believed the culture was strong”. Link.
So if the safety culture is fine and the safety obviously is far from fine, then perhaps the two are not related, and safety culture is irrelevant.
It’s time instead to get on with hazard management through design.