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Subject:Re: Procedures in real time From:<neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> To:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Fri, 18 Jun 2010 13:43:41 -0400
In yet another point of view is the EMERGENCY STOP LEVER. The crew are instructed (and maybe even trained) NEVER to pull the lever except in the case of an emergency. Suddenly, something dreadful happens, or at least gives an appearance of happening. THIS JUST MIGHT BE THE EMERGENCY!!! I'M PULLING THE DAMNED LEVER!!!
Doesn't matter what you wrote in the instruction book. Joe's pulling that lever!
-Peter "Show them a light and they'll follow it anywhere." Neilson
---- Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> In most heavy industries there are indeed procedures to follow in disaster-like situations, and I expect there were some on the platform as well. Whether they were not followed or were and proved to be wholly or partially ineffective remains to be seen. It is possible that someone following an emergency procedure of some sort prevented the death toll from being even higher than it was.
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