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A railing accidentally collapses at a college football game, spilling fans onto the sidelines
A railing accidentally collapses at a college football game, spilling fans onto the sidelines

An accident is something going wrong unexpectedly. Physical examples include an unintended collision (including a person or object unintendedly falling), getting injured by touching something sharp, hot, electrically live, ingesting poisons, or getting injured by not properly landing when jumping. Non-physical examples are unintendedly revealing a secret or otherwise saying something stupid, forgetting an appointment, and similar events. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3456x2304, 3695 KB) Summary Partial stadium collapse at Big 12 Conference college football championship game - Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas - 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3456x2304, 3695 KB) Summary Partial stadium collapse at Big 12 Conference college football championship game - Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas - 2005. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Music Music The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... // Physical collision Dynamics Deflection happens when an object hits a plane surface In physics, collision means the action of bodies striking or coming together (touching). ... Falling is movement due to gravity. ... This article concerns physical and human touch. ... Lightning strikes during a night-time thunderstorm. ... Landing is the last part of a flight, where a flying animal or aircraft returns to the ground. ... Ihr anhaltender Betrieb Abgabe- UnterhaltWikipedia! Springen Von Wikipedia die freie Enzyklopädie Sprung zu: Navigation , Suche Ein springendes Schloß der Kinder, auch genannt ein Schloß Bouncy das Springen ist eine Fähigkeit, die die meisten Menschen und viele Tiere zu irgendeinem Grad teilen. ...

Technically, "accidents" do not include incidents where someone is at fault, i.e., negligent: where someone fails to take reasonable precautions in the circumstances. If the results of such negligence were foreseeable, they were certainly not "accidental" at that level, and the negligent person can be held liable for damages and personal injuries. In an "accident", there is simply nobody to blame, because the event was unforeseeable or very unlikely. For example, a pharmacist negligently mixes the wrong chemicals and mislabels them for sale; a person ingesting the chemicals according to the label instructions has been "accidentally" poisoned, but the pharmacist's mistake was not so accidental as much as it was negligent.

A common misconception is that a gun can "go off" accidentally, where in truth, such gun accidents are extremely rare, and most gun injuries are caused by intentional acts that create the hazard of injury (i.e., pulling the trigger of a loaded gun). A defective gun that fires when dropped could qualify as being "accidental", however, one would still have to examine the cause for the gun being intentionally loaded and being handled carelessly. 155 mm M198 howitzer U.S. Army soldier with a compact M249 variant USS Iowa (BB-61) fires a full broadside of nine 16/50 and six 5/38 guns during a target exercise near Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, 1 July 1984. ...

50,425 people were killed by "accidents" (not including car accidents) in the U.S. in 1995. That's 19 people in 100,000. Look up kill in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A vehicular collision in Yate, near Bristol, England, in July 2004. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Often accidents are investigated so that we can learn how to avoid them in the future. This is sometimes called root cause analysis, but does not generally apply to accidents that cannot be predicted with any certainty. For example, a root cause of a purely random incident may never be identified, and thus future similar accidents remain "accidental." Root cause analysis (RCA) is a term used to denote a class of problem solving methods aimed at identifying the root causes of problems or events. ...


Work accident

An accident at work is defined as an external, sudden, unexpected, unintended, and violent event, during the execution of work or arising out of it, which causes damage to the health of or loss of the life of the employee (the insured). Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of potential financial loss. ...

For qualification as an accident at work to apply, there must be a causal relationship (direct or indirect relationship of cause and effect) between the violent event and the work. Only if the accident is due to "wilful misrepresentation" on the part of the employer or the employer's appointed representative is the employer under an obligation to compensate the victim. Under U.S. law, injured workers are often compensated according to the type of injury, rather than permitting them to sue the employer for the actual damages.

There is a significant proportion of work accidents occurring in the merchant marine.

See also: industrial injury, social security, workers' compensation. An industrial injury is any disease or bodily damage resulting from working. ... For specific national programs, see Social Security (United States), National insurance (UK), Social Security (Sweden) Social security primarily refers to a field of social welfare concerned with social protection, or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment, families with children and others. ... Workers compensation systems (workers comp or compo) exist to protect employees who have incurred work-related injuries. ...

Bicycle accidents

A bicycle accident, an incident in which a bicycle ride goes wrong, can result in injury to the rider or another person in their path, and damage to the bicycle or nearby objects. In 1842, an accident occurred that has been described as the earliest bicycle accident. Kirkpatrick McMillan, the inventor of the velocipede (an early bicycle), rode his new invention for 40 miles (64 km) from his home to Glasgow. On his approach to the city, crowds gathered on the road and, unfortunately, Kirkpatrick collided with a young girl. This racing bicycle is built using lightweight, shaped aluminium tubing and carbon fiber stays and forks. ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The velocipede was the predecessor of the bicycle, introduced in the Victorian age. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...

Although she was only slightly injured, he was subsequently charged with causing the first-ever bicycle accident. The judge could not believe Kirkpatrick had travelled the 40 miles to Glasgow in only five hours, but after much explaining, he was allowed to return home. A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ...

According to a study conducted in 2000 by SWOV (Institute for Road Safety Research) in the Netherlands, single bicycle accidents accounted for 47% of all bicycle accidents, collisions with obstacles and animals accounted for 12%, and collisions with other road users accounted for 40% (with the remaining 1% having unknown or unclassified cause). This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Sailing ships were (and are) frequently put in the way of difficult conditions, whether by storm or combat, and the crew frequently called upon to cope with accidents, ranging from the parting of a single line to whole destruction of the rigging, and from running aground to fire. ... A vehicular collision in Yate, near Bristol, England, in July 2004. ... No matter the speed and economy of any mode of transportation, if it is not perceived and demonstrated as safe, it will find few customers and, with few customers, unless it can still be priced to make a profit, the transportation mode will fail and fade from the scene. ... Capt. ... Citing the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, an aviation accident is defined as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, and in which any person... Pathways from airborne radioactive contamination to man This article covers notable accidents involving nuclear material. ... A criticality accident (also sometimes referred to as an excursion or power excursion) occurs when a nuclear chain reaction is accidentally allowed to occur in fissile material, such as enriched uranium or plutonium. ...

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