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Modelling accident severity in the construction industry

conference contribution
posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Imriyas KamardeenImriyas Kamardeen, Raufdeen Rameezdeen
A plethora of studies is found, which investigates the causes of construction accidents. However, the degree of injury severity caused to operatives by those accidents is under explored. This research empirically analysed 24,764 accident investigation reports and revealed complex interrelationships between factors that determine injury severity. Furthermore, the dynamic, interconnected nature of associations between the factors was structured using the influence modelling technique to enable inferring new insights into accident severity reduction in construction. Zero accident industry is preferred by all concerned, but it may not be achievable immediately. However, controlling the degree of injury severity can benefit workers by reducing their sufferings and builders by sustaining their reputation and turnover in projects. The findings of this study can help in this regard by informing construction organisations and OHS authorities on areas that they need to scrutinise closely and thereby enabling them correctly direct their focus and efforts to minimise fatal and sever accidents on site.

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Pagination

384-392

Location

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Start date

2015-10-27

End date

2015-10-29

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2015, CIB

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[Unknown]

Title of proceedings

Proceedings of the 32nd CIB W78 Conference 2015

Event

International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. Conference (32nd : 2015 : Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Publisher

International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction

Place of publication

[Eidhoven, The Netherlands]

Series

International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction Conference

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