MMS investigations provide insights into GOM accidents

Through its management efforts in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Minerals Management Service (MMS), an agency of the US Department of the Interior, has identified accident investigations as a critical element of its safety strategy.These investigative efforts culminate in reports that contain information on the circumstances surrounding the accidents, the root cause or causes of the accidents, and recommendations to prevent recurrences of such incidents.MMS uses these findings to perform accident trend analyses, which allow MMS and industry to identify possible trends within a company or within the industry at large. Additionally, these analyses provide possible predictive indicators that allo...

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