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Document ID (ISN)56957
CIS number 91-1990
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Haastrup P., Brockhoff L.H.
Title Reliability of accident case histories concerning hazardous chemicals - An analysis of uncertainty and quality aspects
Bibliographic information Aug. 1991, Vol.27, No.3, p.339-350. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract This paper attempts to analyse the differences found among sources of accident case histories and to assess the quality of both the case histories and of underlying accident reporting systems. Of the 595 transportation accidents in the data sample, 39 are described by more than one source and are used in an analysis of the reliability of the number of fatalities reported in case histories. Sixteen accidents (41%) show discrepancies between the sources. By extrapolating the results of this fatality analysis to other parameters, and supported by an analysis of selected cases, the general quality of information from accident case histories is evaluated.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; notification of occupational accidents; major hazards; transport of materials; case study
Descriptors (secondary) accuracy; compilation of statistics; fatalities; accident descriptions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Notification of accidents and diseases
Transport of materials
Reporting of occupational accidents
Major hazards