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dc.contributor.authorDumrak, J
dc.contributor.authorMostafa, S
dc.contributor.authorKamardeen, I
dc.contributor.authorRameezdeen, R
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-08T23:40:56Z
dc.date.available2018-03-08T23:40:56Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1835-6354
dc.identifier.doi10.5130/AJCEB.v13i4.3620
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/370866
dc.description.abstractWhile the causes of accidents in the construction industry have been extensively studied, severity remains an understudied area. In order to provide more evidence for the currently limited number of empirical investigations on severity, this study analysed 24,764 construction accidents reported during 2002-11 in South Australia. A conceptual model developed through literature uses personal characteristics such as age, experience, gender and language. It also employs work-related factors such as size of organization, project size and location, mechanism of accident and body location of the injury. These were shown to discriminate why some accidents result in only a minor severity while others are fatal. Factors such as time of accident, day of the week and season were not strongly associated with accident severity. When the factors affecting severity of an accident are well understood, preventive measures could be developed specifically to those factors that are at high risk.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom32
dc.relation.ispartofpageto49
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilding not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCivil Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilding
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0905
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.titleFactors associated with the severity of construction accidents: The case of South Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2013. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorMostafa, Sherif A.


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