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How to Apply Forensic Human Factors:Examining the Ladbroke Grove Rail Crash


Date: 31st January 2013
Time: 15:00 PM - 17:00 PM

Location: Hill Lecture Theatre

Murdoch University School of Psychology invites you to attend a seminar by Professor Neville A. Stanton from the Transportation Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton.


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by Professor Neville A. Stanton from the Transportation Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton.

The Ladbroke Grove rail crash was a major collision between a commuter train and a High speed train coming from the opposite direction at a combined speed of 130 mph, causing the deaths of 31 people, including both train drivers.

Prof Stanton was an expert witness in the civil litigation that followed the inquiry by Lord Cullen. Two questions on human behaviour puzzled investigators: why did the driver fail to stop at a red signal and why did it take the signaller 18 seconds to respond to the runaway train? His work for the inquiry drew on almost every aspect of his Human Factors knowledge and skill. He will present his analysis, reasoning and conclusions to show how Human Factors can be applied to the understanding of human behaviour accidents in transportation.


Contact: Professor Laurence Hartley
Email: L.Hartley@murdoch.edu.au
Phone: 9360 2398