“Freak Accidents” — Neither Freakish, nor Accidental

Freak Accident: An incident, especially one that is harmful, occurring under highly unusual and unlikely circumstances. (Wiktionary) This is another in an occasional series of posts about the stupidity and ignorance of labeling workplace fatalities “freak accidents.” Why are we opposed to seeing this phrase? First, the phrase implies that this type of incident hardly ever happens and there is, therefore, not…