incident

  

Definitions (3)

1.Discrete occurrence or event.
2.Arising out of or associated with something more significant.
3.Untoward event which (depending on the circumstances) may lead to a damage, disaster, or loss. See also accident.

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  • If there is an incident at your office you must write up a report and get it well documented to avoid liability.

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  • If something bad happens at your business you should fine an incident report to ensure everything is handled properly and justly.

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  • An employee did not turn off the stove in the break room which led to an incident of fire and everyone had to be evacuated.

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