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Patterns in mining haul truck accidents.

Authors
Drury-CG; Porter-WL; Dempsey-PG
Source
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, October 22-26, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2012 Sep; 56:2011-2015
NIOSHTIC No.
20041927
Abstract
To help develop ergonomics audit programs for mining, one source of data on both work tasks and their failures is accident reports. These are available in most industries and are often used in human factors engineering, but typically to justify and evaluate interventions rather than to provide task details and failure mechanisms. Because fatal accidents in particular contain considerable detail resulting from thorough follow-up investigations, they are thus a useful starting point for analysis. A set of 40 detailed fatal accident reports for mining haul truck accidents were analyzed to develop repeating patterns of accidents. This paper examines the accident patterns found from the initial sample, the refined pattern analysis developed from a subsequent larger sample, and the task analyses used later to help develop valid audit programs.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Ergonomics; Accident-analysis; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Human-factors-engineering; Traumatic-injuries
CODEN
PHFSDQ
Publication Date
20120901
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780945289418
Identifying No.
B20130124
ISSN
1071-1813
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, October 22-26, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts
State
PA
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