Half of device faults, failures not investigated

More than 6800 incidents were reported to the regulator over the decade to late 2011, with 47.5% of these not investigated and a further 25% investigated but with no further action.

Incident reports increased in recent years when the proportion not actively investigated also climbed, the analysis showed.

“It is unclear why a growing number of incident reports were not investigated,” said Dr Richard McGee and co-authors from the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

“It is [also] unclear why reports of

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