Causes of construction accidents in Oman

Journal article


Egbu, C and umar, t (2017). Causes of construction accidents in Oman. Middle East Journal of Management. 5 (1), pp. 21-33.
AuthorsEgbu, C and umar, t
Abstract

Considering the costs associated with accidents in construction, a model identifying root causes of accidents is proposed for construction organisations in Oman. The model classifies the accidents in construction mainly arising from main four causes: 'equipment/materials', 'workers', 'environment' and 'management'. The model is applied to a road construction project in Oman to trace the root causes of accidents. It can also be applied to construction projects in other sectors such as building or process plant construction. Further research is recommended to extend the study to other projects in the construction sector in order to generalise the findings. Although the frequency distribution of accidents is likely to vary from project to project, understanding the underlying pattern of their causes helps to pinpoint the key areas where resources should be directed in the organisations' efforts to deliver the goal of zero accidents.

Year2017
JournalMiddle East Journal of Management
Journal citation5 (1), pp. 21-33
ISSN2050-3636
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:https://www.doi.org/10.1504/MEJM.2018.088725
Publication dates
Print09 Dec 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Dec 2018
Accepted09 Dec 2017
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License
CC BY 4.0
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