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  • While the mislabeled specimen were discarded before they reached the wrong patients, the errors were described as "near-misses."

    Hospital Faces Scrutiny

  • The book is about the partial meltdown at the Fermi 1 nuclear power plant in 1966 that threatened nearby Detroit, one of numerous near-misses and many other accidents involving nuclear power in addition to the disasters at Three Mile Island in 1979, Chernobyl in 1986 and now Fukushima.

    Karl Grossman: Atomic Energy: Unsafe in the Real World

  • You get one point for each correct symbol, with half a point for any near-misses.

    Give yourself a memory test

  • You get one point for each corrrectly named fish, and half a point for any near-misses.

    Give yourself a memory test

  • England's only rivals for top spot in Group G have made startling progress in recent years but qualification processes are marked by near-misses and Saturday's dropped points at home to Bulgaria could be the missed opportunity that comes back to haunt Montenegro.

    Five things we learned from the international fixtures this weekend | Evan Fanning

  • The report examined fourteen "near-misses" at U.S. nuclear plants and evaluated the NRC's response in each case.

    Susan Buchanan: Louisiana Power Plants Say They're Prepared For Quakes

  • I heard a lot of stories about authors having to approach publishers time and again, lots of near-misses that were eventually converted into books – but over the course of several years.

    Meet The Publishers « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Yet the FAA in June issued a safety alert that the number of runway incidents once again was growing, and the agency emphasized that most near-misses stemmed from pilots losing situational awareness or failing to fully follow controller instructions.

    Near-Miss on Toronto Runway Renews Safety Worries

  • A few, like the near-misses of shoe-bomber Richard Reid and underwear bomber Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab, were averted at the last instant thanks to the vigilance of watchful passengers.

    The 9/11 Decade

  • I finished up at the Temple and found Mr. Manchu (who had waited the hour or so for me, I presume, fending off joyriding monkeys from his tiny car); we took another harrowing ride back down into the heart of Kathmandu while I silently counted the near-misses – which I stopped counting after a couple dozen potential fatalities.

    Exploring Kathmandu » Dave Brosha Photography

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