Business: Purely Co-accidental

From 150 factories in the Detroit area, 1,028 foremen and supervisors went to a new kind of accident-prevention school last week. Its theory: some men are more prone to industrial accidents than others, and the way to prevent plant accidents is to cull these men out.

This theory was developed by the manager of Detroit's Industrial Safety Council, big, hard-working Clarence Wormuth. Six years ago he persuaded 16 Michigan police commissioners to keep cards showing name, address, employer of everyone involved in a traffic accident. Over a five-year period, this amazing fact emerged: seven-tenths...

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