An accident is when something goes wrong when it is not meant to. Physical accidents are things like collisions, injuries, and falling. Non-physical accidents are things like accidentally telling someone a secret, forgetting something important, or deleting an important computer file.
Often, accidents are investigated so that we can learn how to avoid them in the future.
Work accident [change]
An accident at work is defined as an external, sudden and violent event. Work accidents happen while an employee is working. It causes injury or the death of the employee. Also there can be a biological accident. That is if a woman becomes pregnant, and she does not want it.
For an accident to be a work accident, there must be a direct or indirect relationship of cause and effect between the accident and the work.
Many accidents happen in the merchant marine.