Sir, u blogs are truely very enlightening, and not just for what u write but also for reading the responses u get which help me build an insight on how our Indian masses feel.
I am the 31st responder to this blog. And before I make the response, may i tell that I am also a Safety Officer on merchant ships and I am often given a training to attend to this kind of accidents too.
U know what, the training course, often designed by the foreigners says that "Indian culture has less uncertainity-avoidance disposition." U should refer to the Geerte Hofstede study on cultural dimensions, which are easily available on internet, to learn more on this.
All the thrity responses I read have expressed sorry on the accident, and all including yourself have expressed a complete incapacitation on human beings to avoid such events.
Abroad, there are often times books and material written on such aspects of life too, the uncertainties , which sometime may also exist for simple reasons such as - the performer of a task was noice and inexperienced although the uncertainity has been previously experienced by other human beings.
Our "Code of Safe Practises for Merchant Seamen" is one such publication, which is printed under the seal of United Kingdom Her Majesty's Stationery office (UK-HMSO).
This richshwaw toppling incident is also a new but only for the two women travellers and the young child, but surely not for the entire mankind. We have many times heard of them.
Is it not time that we built a kind of data bank on such kinds of uncertainities and make it a part of school curiculum for knowledge to be transfered to young children.?? It is a training on the survival skills of human, isn't?