Alton Towers was HF

From: Peter Bernard Ladkin < >
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:03:31 +0200


For those who don't know, an amusement park in England, Alton Towers, suffered an accident on its new Smiler ride on 2 June 2015 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiler_(roller_coaster) Some people were seriously injured.

The UK HSE has prosecuted the owner and court proceedings have just started. The owner has pleaded guilty. The technical engineering was all OK. The human engineering not so. Summary: it was HF.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/22/alton-towers-owner-pleads-guilty-over-smiler-rollercoaster-crash

A question for those of you in IEC SC65A WG 17 on HF and functional safety: does your current proposal require measures which, had they been followed, would have avoided this accident?

PBL Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany Je suis Charlie
Tel+msg +49 (0)521 880 7319 www.rvs.uni-bielefeld.de



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