Item: Organizational implications of avalanche fatalities
Title: Organizational implications of avalanche fatalities
Proceedings: 2002 International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, British Columbia
Authors: Steve Blake, Jasper National Park of Canada, Jasper, Alberta
Abstract: Avalanche fatalities have far reaching implications beyond the scope of what many individuals and organizations consider. On January 13, 2002 National Park Warden, Mike Wynn succumbed to injuries sustained in an avalanche that buried he and two colleagues. Financial and human costs, media relations, in-house and third party investigations, organizational disruption, psychological follow-up and family considerations are examined.
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Keywords: avalanche, avalanche accidents, fatality, investigations
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