Accidents in Construction Sites: A Study on the Causes and Preventive Approaches to Mitigate Accident RateAuthor/Presenter: Lee, Benny Hai Chim; Chen, Jia Chun; Fo, Kee Wah
Accidents occur at construction sites are due to the faults of either the construction companies or the workers themselves. It is disheartening that the victims suffer injuries, death, loss or damage of properties. At the same time, construction accidents also has the cost and time implication on the projects. These can cause cost overrun and delay in completion of projects. The purposes of this study are to obtain the feedback from the respondents in Klang district, Selangor on the causes of construction accidents, identifying the more prevalent types of accidents occurring at the sites and suggesting preventive actions to mitigate accident rate at the sites. The targeted respondents are professionals in CIDB registered construction companies under category G7. This study will focus on the construction accidents caused by human errors which can be prevented. Construction accidents caused by natural disasters are unpredictable and at best, the contractor can only make resolution to minimise damages and injuries.