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Document ID (ISN)108292
CIS number 08-952
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 453
Author(s) Lance G.A., Anderson J.M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The risk to third parties from bored tunnelling in soft ground
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. viii, 67p. Illus. 72 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This study has looked at the hazards that are associated with soft ground tunnelling in urban areas. It considered all the types of construction methods currently used. Data on tunnel incidents has been taken from the published literature as well as from data compiled by the authors. This has been used to understand and describe the range of possible primary and underlying causes of failures. Methodologies for the mitigation of risks are examined and recommendations are made for the effective management of future urban tunnelling projects.
Descriptors (primary) tunnelling; soil stability; construction industry; hazard evaluation; collapse
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; causes of accidents; report; United Kingdom
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Trenching and excavating
Construction industry and civil engineering