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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(1), 48; doi:10.3390/app8010048

Methodology of Classifying the Causes of Occupational Accidents Involving Construction Scaffolding Using Pareto-Lorenz Analysis

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Department of Building Physics and Computer Aided Design, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
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Department of Construction Technology and Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
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Received: 26 October 2017 / Revised: 19 December 2017 / Accepted: 25 December 2017 / Published: 1 January 2018
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This article presents the developed methodology of classifying and evaluating the causes of accidents involving construction scaffolding. This methodology allows the causes of accidents to be identified, classified into generic groups, and also allows the importance of individual causes in their generic groups to be assessed. For the classification of causes, the Technical–Organizational–Human (TOH) method was used. Its assumption is the division of causes into technical (T), organizational (O), and human (H) ones. Pareto-Lorenz analysis and ABC classification were used to identify the most important causes. The developed methodology was used to analyze and assess the causes of accidents that involve construction scaffolding using the data of accidents that occurred in Poland as an example. The use of the proposed methodology in different countries will enable the results of the conducted studies and analysis to be compared, and conclusions that would be of a great importance in accident prevention to be drawn. View Full-Text
Keywords: civil engineering; occupational accidents; construction scaffolding; causes of accidents; Pareto-Lorenz analysis civil engineering; occupational accidents; construction scaffolding; causes of accidents; Pareto-Lorenz analysis
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Hoła, A.; Sawicki, M.; Szóstak, M. Methodology of Classifying the Causes of Occupational Accidents Involving Construction Scaffolding Using Pareto-Lorenz Analysis. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 48.

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