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Document ID (ISN)56606
CIS number 91-1705
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Laflamme L., D÷÷s M., Backstr÷m T.
Title Identifying accident patterns using the FAC and HAC: their application to accidents at the engine workshops of an automobile and truck factory
Bibliographic information May 1991, Vol.14, No.1, p.13-33. 15 ref.
Abstract Description of a non-traditional way of analysing accident data, providing a comprehensive overview of the most common accident problems encountered by a target group. Accidents occurring over a 2-year period at 2 engine workshops in Sweden were analysed to reveal the main patterns in the characteristics of the accidents and to establish the risk of accidents for each blue-collar occupational group. Seven typical accident classes (patterns) were extensively portrayed. It was observed that accidents of any class might occur in either workshop, but that their distribution varies according to the occupational group, and the tasks performed by the injured workers. Accident frequency was also shown to vary considerably.
Descriptors (primary) analysis of accident causes; motor vehicle industry; Sweden
Descriptors (secondary) statistical evaluation; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Accident research