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...but it's never happened before...

I often hear people trying to justify why they haven't assessed a hazard properly by using that old chestnut...'it's never happened before'.

My usual response is 'that may be true, but it doesn't make it right'.   However, since finding this quote, I like to bring this one up...

 

“When anyone asks how I can best describe my experience in nearly 40 years, I merely say, uneventful. Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog the like, but in all my experience, I have never been in any accident of any sort worth speaking about. …… I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked, nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort. You see, I am not very good material for a story”

Captain Smith, Commander of Titanic