Assessment of Factors Affecting Fall Accidents Among Construction Workers

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2023-08

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Kayastha, Rujan

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The construction industry is essential for providing employment opportunities and plays a crucial role in the economy of every country worldwide. Despite being a vital sector, it is also one of the most hazardous industries, with fatal and non-fatal injuries occurring frequently due to its unique nature. Falls from height are the deadliest type of accident in the construction industry, accounting for one-third of all fatalities in the industry in the United States. This study investigated the various factors that contribute to falling accidents among construction workers and determined the nature and direction of associations between fall accidents and most predictor variables such as Trade types, Location of Falls, Musculoskeletal pains, Working hour, Age, Safety knowledge, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Sleep hours. Data were collected from workers in different occupations across various construction companies. A quantitative method through SPSS software was used to analyze the data collected from an onsite questionnaire survey based on approved IRB. The objective of the planned research was to examine and evaluate different risk factors and their impact on fall accidents using statistical analysis. The study determined the specific effects of these risk factors on fall accidents and presented the nature and direction of the relationships between them. By doing so, the study offered valuable insights into the development of efficient safety measures to prevent fall accidents in construction industries.

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falling accidents, predictor variables, falls from height, safety of workers, binary logistic regression, Engineering Technology

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Kayastha, R. (2023). Assessment of factors affecting fall accidents among construction workers (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

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