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Construction Safety during Pandemics: Learning from the Xinjia Express Hotel Collapse during COVID-19 in China

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College of Environment and Safety Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
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School of Law, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
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Safety and Security Science Group, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(21), 11498; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111498
Received: 1 October 2021 / Revised: 25 October 2021 / Accepted: 29 October 2021 / Published: 1 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Occupational Accidents and Risk Prevention)
Many construction accidents occur in China each year, leading to a large number of deaths, injures, and property losses. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, little attention is paid to construction safety, resulting in severe accidents. To prevent construction accidents and learn to how address safety issues in future pandemics, this study proposed an improved STAMP (Systems Theoretic Accident Modeling and Processes) model to analyze the collapse accident of the Xinjia Express Hotel used for COVID-19 quarantine in China. Through the application of the STAMP approach, the causes of the construction accident and the relationship between various causal factors are analyzed from a systematic perspective. The identified causes are divided into five categories: contractors, management of organizations, technical methods, participants, and interactive feedback. Finally, safety recommendations are drawn from this study to improve construction safety and safety management in pandemics. View Full-Text
Keywords: construction accidents; COVID-19; STAMP; safety management; accident analysis construction accidents; COVID-19; STAMP; safety management; accident analysis
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Huang, Y.-J.; Tao, J.; Yang, F.-Q.; Chen, C. Construction Safety during Pandemics: Learning from the Xinjia Express Hotel Collapse during COVID-19 in China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 11498. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111498

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Huang Y-J, Tao J, Yang F-Q, Chen C. Construction Safety during Pandemics: Learning from the Xinjia Express Hotel Collapse during COVID-19 in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(21):11498. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111498

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Huang, Yu-Jie, Jing Tao, Fu-Qiang Yang, and Chao Chen. 2021. "Construction Safety during Pandemics: Learning from the Xinjia Express Hotel Collapse during COVID-19 in China" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 21: 11498. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111498

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