<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>0</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>8844</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Johnson,C.W.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Muniz de Almeida,I.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2008</YEAR><TITLE>Extending the Borders of Accident Investigation: Applying Novel Analysis Techniques to the Loss of the Brazilian Space Launch vehicle VLS-1 V03</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Safety Science, Volume 46, Number 1.</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>Elsevier Science</PUBLISHER><PAGES>38-53</PAGES><LABEL>Johnson:2008:8844</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>Safety-critical systems</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>There has been a rapid increase in the complexity and integration of many safety-critical systems. In consequence, it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify the causes of incidents and accidents back through the complex interactions that lead up to an adverse event. At the same time, there is a growing appreciation of the need to consider a broad range of contextual factors in the aftermath of any mishap. A number of regulators, operators and research teams have responded to these developments by proposing a number of novel techniques to support the analysis of complex, safety-critical incidents. However, most of the existing case studies focus on systems in the United States or Europe. Relatively few examples illustrate how these approaches might be used to analyse incidents in other working cultures and environments. The following pages, therefore, show how these novel approaches must be adapted to support the Serviço Público Federal investigation into the explosion and fire of the Brazilian launch vehicle VLS-1 VO3.</ABSTRACT><URL>http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~johnson/papers/Ildeberto_and_Chris.PDF</URL></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>