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Sustainability 2017, 9(8), 1297; doi:10.3390/su9081297

Trend Analysis of Construction Industrial Accidents in Korea from 2011 to 2015

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 04763, Korea
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Received: 29 May 2017 / Revised: 19 July 2017 / Accepted: 22 July 2017 / Published: 25 July 2017
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The purpose of this study is to analyze the results of construction accidents occurred from 2011 to 2015 in Korea. The annual reports from the Ministry of Employment and Labor, Korea (MOEL), and the annual reports from the Statistics Korea were used for the analysis in this study. The gender, age, company size and accident types were chosen as a category to analyze the trend of various occupational accidents. In order to analyze the characteristics of construction accidents, incidence rates (IRs) and mortality rates (MRs) were calculated. Further, T-tests and ANOVA analysis were performed to discover the relationships among IRs, MRs, and chosen categories. Male workers’ IRs and MRs were significantly higher than those of female workers. Construction workers over 40 years of age suffered the most from occupational injuries. In terms of company size, as company size increases, both IRs and MRs tended to decrease. Occupational injuries caused by falls were higher than other accident types each year. This paper will be able to provide information on occupational accidents for establishing strategies to reduce the accident rate in construction sectors of Korea. View Full-Text
Keywords: construction accidents; incidence rates; mortality rates; ANOVA; occupational injuries construction accidents; incidence rates; mortality rates; ANOVA; occupational injuries
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Jo, B.W.; Lee, Y.S.; Kim, J.H.; Khan, R.M.A. Trend Analysis of Construction Industrial Accidents in Korea from 2011 to 2015. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1297.

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