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An expression of the possibility and impact of an unplanned event or series of events resulting in death, injury, occupational illness, damage to or loss of equipment or property (physical or cyber), or damage to the environment in terms of potential severity of consequences and likelihood of occurrence. See also risk.


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(1) Technical any unplanned or unintended event, sequence, or combination of events that results in death, injury, or illness to personnel or damage to or loss of equipment or property (including data, intellectual property, etc. ), or damage to the environment. (2) Legal
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