Author Archives: John Culvenor

About John Culvenor

Hi, Thank you for taking a look at this blog. I work in engineering, ergonomics, creativity, design, training, etc. Often this is about helping solve legal puzzles through accident analysis. Sometimes it is about thinking up better designs for equipment, workplaces, and systems. This blog is about good design and bad design, accident analysis and how it can be done better, and how we can make a better, safer world by design!

Dreamword – better to keep the ride

Ardent now say they will demolish the ride in this release to the Australian Stock Exchange. dreamworld-asx-statement-9-november-2016 I see that there may be good reasons for this decision.  Perhaps those close to the victims prefer that it be demolished.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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Speculation about accidents is helpful, it’s just not enough (e.g. Dreamworld)

“Speculation is not helpful”.  Regarding accidents, YES, or NO? On the NO side.  The Safety Institute says no. “Safety Institute of Australia calls for calm in relation to Dreamworld tragedy“.  Kevin Jones argues a similar theme. I say YES. I … Continue reading

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“well you’re ?%$* out of luck”: Some thoughts on fatal injuries as a plaything for journalists.

“well you’re ?%$* out of luck”*.  This is a quote from Bernard Keane of Crikey as per the image below.  It’s not a particularly clearly articulated statement.  There could be some debate about what it means.  My reading is that … Continue reading

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Jobandeep Singh Gill imprisonment over Beckett family deaths – another predictable cross roads crash

Here is another example of a trap set by road neglect.  A cross road that looks like a straight road.  A driver falls into this trap and four people die.  The parties responsible for this arrangement?  The government. These cross … Continue reading

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Pyalong crash animation

  Pyalong crash animation from 7 News.

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Wire rope termination East Link Melbourne

 

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Wire road barrier “ramps” need investigation – 4 fatalities in one crash

Four people have died as a car became airborne and hit a tree at Pyalong, Victoria, Australia.  The crashed car is in the rearground having left the road and hit a tree. I think this officer of Victoria Police is onto … Continue reading

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