October 15, 1999
Sociology, Not Engineering, May Explain Our Vulnerability to Technological Disaster
In studying meltdowns, plane crashes, and chemical leaks, scholars blame high-risk cultures, unpredictability, and even 'safety' measures
Bhopal. Challenger. Chernobyl. Exxon Valdez. ValuJet.
Faced with modern technological catastrophes, we console ourselves that really bad
For a Scholar of 'Normal Accidents,' Risky