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Document ID (ISN)100902
CIS number 02-1917
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - PrÚvention BTP
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Title Highways - The most common cause of fatalities in the construction industry
Original title La route, premier risque mortel du BTP [in French]
Bibliographic information Jan. 2002, No.37, p.51-58. Illus.
Abstract Most fatal accidents in the construction industry do not occur on the construction site but during driving on highways, either while commuting or during work-related driving. In this sector in France, 1131 drivers, 121 passengers and 40 pedestrians were killed in highway traffic accidents during the year 2000. Contents of this special feature on highway traffic accidents in the construction industry: number of commuting accidents as a proportion of all construction industry accidents; accidents during work-related driving; pooled transport; awareness programme based on the ideas of children; experience of a construction enterprise in minimizing distances travelled by its employees; safety campaign of a temporary employment agency; safety programme of a construction enterprise; safety consultancy of an insurance company.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; statistical trends; fatalities; road vehicles; construction industry; France
Descriptors (secondary) case study; road traffic control; risk awareness; role of insurance institutions; commuting accidents; safety programmes; building-site traffic
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Construction industry and civil engineering