Crash, Not Accident: How to Survive the Subliminal Name-Game

Crash, Not Accident: How to Survive the Subliminal Name-Game |Ron Katter

{2:40 minutes to read) Until recently, insurance companies, as well as industrial and manufacturing companies, have been unchallenged in their long-term effort to replace the word “crash” with the word “accident.”

Name Games

The “crash vs. accident” name-game began around the turn of the last century. Before the labor movement asserted workers rights, when factory workers were injured as the result of an unsafe machine, employers called those events “accidents.” Manufacturers would report “an accident” rather than admit that it was their lax oversight or dangerous job that caused a worker to get injured.

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