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Faulty environments and risk reasoning : the local understanding of industrial hazards. / Irwin, A.; Simmons, P.; Walker, Gordon P.

In: Environment and Planning A, Vol. 31, No. 7, 1999, p. 1311-1326.

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Irwin, A, Simmons, P & Walker, GP 1999, 'Faulty environments and risk reasoning : the local understanding of industrial hazards.', Environment and Planning A, vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 1311-1326. https://doi.org/10.1068/a311311

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Irwin A, Simmons P, Walker GP. Faulty environments and risk reasoning : the local understanding of industrial hazards. Environment and Planning A. 1999;31(7):1311-1326. doi: 10.1068/a311311

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Irwin, A. ; Simmons, P. ; Walker, Gordon P. / Faulty environments and risk reasoning : the local understanding of industrial hazards. In: Environment and Planning A. 1999 ; Vol. 31, No. 7. pp. 1311-1326.

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