Accession Number:

ADA196867

Title:

A Historical Examination of Accidents Within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

This report examined U.S. Army Corps of Engineer accident records for the period 1977 to 1983. Included in the subject analyses were examinations of property damages associated with an accident by severity of the injury and geographic location, accident incidence rates by geographic location, and severity of injuries by phase of construction in which accidents occurred. Analysis of property damages by severity or geographic region revealed no conclusive finding. Analysis of times of accident occurrence revealed that most accident distributions tended to follow the classic distribution suggested by Hinze 1981, except accidents that occurred during other-than-normal work hours and fatalities that occurred within the continental United States. Analysis of accident incidence rates by geographic region revealed no conclusive finding. Analysis of accidents by phase of construction revealed that several phases of construction appear to experience a disproportionate number of fatalities as well as a higher percentage of fatalities. Keywords Army accident reports Theses. kt

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE