Accidents in Construction Sites: A Study on the Causes and Preventive Approaches to Mitigate Accident Rate

Benny Lee Hai Chim1*, Chen Jia Chun1 and Fo Kee Wah1**

            1INTI International University, Persiaran Perdana BBN, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Corresponding authors: benny.lee@newinti.edu.my, keewah.fo@newinti.edu.my


Abstract

 Accidents occur at construction sites are due to the faults of either the construction companies or the workers themselves (Wahab, 2017). 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(Asanka and Ranasinghe,2015).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 (Perecmen, 2018).


Vol.1, 2018 (3)