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Research to Determine the Contribution of System Factors in the Occurrence of Underground Injury Accidents.


PB89219638

Publication Date 1988
Personal Author Sanders, M. S.; Shaw, B. E.
Page Count 168
Abstract A systems approach to accident investigation was applied to 338 underground mining accidents. A taxonomic model of contributing factors in accident causation was developed, and expert raters assessed the degree to which each factor played a role in each accident case. The model contained 10 factors. The report contains a literature review on the analysis and classification of human error, including the role of human error in accidents. Results indicated that 88% of the cases involved more than one causal factor. Injured employee perceptual-cognitive-motor error was involved, to some degree, in 93% of the cases and when involved, averaged about 33 (of 100) points of causality. The factor was considered a primary causal factor in almost 50% of the cases and a secondary causal factor in another 24%. Management was the second most important causal factor. It was considered a primary factor in 22% of the cases and a secondary factor in another 12%. Recommendations are presented and discussed.
Keywords
  • Accident investigations
  • Industrial accidents
  • Underground mining
  • Hazards
  • Accident prevention
  • Safety
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Work environments
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Authors Essex Corp., Westlake Village, CA.; Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, PA.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, PA.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Draft rept. (Final) 1984-88.
NTIS Issue Number 198922
Contract Number
  • J0348042
Research to Determine the Contribution of System Factors in the Occurrence of Underground Injury Accidents.
Research to Determine the Contribution of System Factors in the Occurrence of Underground Injury Accidents.
PB89219638

  • Accident investigations
  • Industrial accidents
  • Underground mining
  • Hazards
  • Accident prevention
  • Safety
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Work environments
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • J0348042
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