Risks posed by falling objects from elevated construction sites in Bangkok

Leggat, Peter A., and Leggat, Frances W. (2001) Risks posed by falling objects from elevated construction sites in Bangkok. Australian National Safety Journal, 9 (2). pp. 19-21.

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This study aims to determine the incidence and nature of fatal and non-fatal accidents from falling objects from elevated construction sites in Bangkok, and to ascertain possible contributing factors, if any. Press records were examined for reports of fatal and non-fatal accidents. Between November 1997 and July 1998, three deaths and 11 injuries were reported. One of the deaths and eight of the injuries involved tourists. No near misses were reported. All of the incidents were involved with the construction of elevated freeways or railways. The study shows that accidents and near misses do occur around elevated construction sites in a large city like Bangkok, although injuries and death are relatively uncommon from such incidents. However; better reporting mechanisms and accident investigations are needed to help eliminate their occurrence. Tourists and the general public should be Vigilant around elevated construction sites and avoid these areas wherever possible.

Item ID: 13116
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1445-3371
Keywords: occupational health
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 01:28
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920504 Occupational Health @ 100%
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