Inspired by real events, this play illustrates a case where the breakdown of a safe system of work, along with the failure to act upon warnings of known risks, resulted in a serious incident.
Set in pharmaceutical research and development, the risks associated with hazardous materials in a laboratory environment are not properly evaluated, with alarms and monitoring proving ineffective. In the aftermath we examine the impact at all levels of the organisation, and assess accountabilty. Was the event unforeseeable? When it comes to duty of care what is an accident and what is neglect?