n Occupational Risk Management - HS&E case study : a true tale of an NGO, a captain, imperial ethic, and project pressures : behaviour

Volume 4, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Shaft sinking or plant construction with contracted novice workers could be nightmare projects. One of the actual historic projects that contends for the label 'most risky project ever' was awarded to chart Jerusalem's underground features in aid of water supply and drainage renovation.

The glorious humanitarian assignment soon translated into frantic discovery and, incidentally, a health and safety nightmare. The Palestine Exploration Fund was born of a colonial mixture of imperialism, patronising 'upliftment' and religious fervour. A military engineer, Capt., later Gen. Sir Charles Warren, was briefed by the English benefactors.

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