Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents is an introduction to the investigation of industrial accidents, using a forensic engineering approach to discover the root causes that lead to an accident or to a near-miss. The forensic engineeringapproach is suitable to identify both the immediate causes as well as the underlying factors that affected, amplified or modified the events (in terms of consequences, evolution, dynamics, etc.), as well as the contribution of human error. This book presents both easy to understand and complex real life case studies, providing an overview of the most commonly used methodologies and techniques to investigate accidents. An overview of the evidence which should be collected to define the cause, dynamics and responsibilities of an industrial accident is also presented as are the appropriate methods to securely collect and to preserve this evidence.