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December 27, 2013

Thousands of accidents occur in workplaces throughout the United States every day. Conducting witness interviews at the scene of an accident is a crucial part of the investigatory process, as these accounts provide important information that can help explain what caused the accident.

When accidents are investigated, the emphasis should be on finding the root cause, not on finding fault, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safety & Health Program Management Guidelines.