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Document ID (ISN)110612
CIS number 10-0170
ISSN - Serial title 0944-8780 - Tiefbau
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ensinger W.
Title Specialized underground engineering in Europe - Analysis of accidents having occurred between 1998 and 2008
Original title Spezialtiefbau in Europa - Analyse des Unfallgeschehens in den Jahren 1998 bis 2008 [in German]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2009, Vol.121, No.4, p.220-224. Illus.
Abstract This article analyses approximately 4000 accidents having occurred between 1998 and 2008 in specialized underground engineering work in 13 European countries, on the basis of accident reports. The results are expressed by sector of activity, age group, hour of day, day of the week, shift duration, type of job and accident cause. Data on the location of injury and the severity rate by age group are also presented.
Descriptors (primary) Europe; underground work; construction industry; occupational accidents; statistics
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; frequency rates; severity rates; statistical trends
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Trenching and excavating
Accident research
Accident investigation
Statistical methods
Construction industry and civil engineering