Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to clarify the failure mechanism and how workers died due to trench failures with close examination of the situations surrounding these accidents. We carried out a statistical analysis of various factors obtained from fatal accident data which were reported by the Labour Standard Office to the Ministry of Labour. This examination revealed some important characteristics of fatal accidents due to trench failures.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Analysis of Fatal Accidents Caused by Trench Failure

St. Louis, Missouri

The purpose of this paper is to clarify the failure mechanism and how workers died due to trench failures with close examination of the situations surrounding these accidents. We carried out a statistical analysis of various factors obtained from fatal accident data which were reported by the Labour Standard Office to the Ministry of Labour. This examination revealed some important characteristics of fatal accidents due to trench failures.