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Causes of crane accidents at construction sites in Malaysia

Abdul Rahim, A. H. and Ridzuan, Azhari and Rozana, Zakaria and Eeydzah, Aminudin and Putra Jaya, Ramadhansyah and Logeswaran, Nagarajan and Khairulzan, Yahya and Zaiton, Haron and Riduan, Yunus (2019) Causes of crane accidents at construction sites in Malaysia. In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, The 12th International Civil Engineering Post Graduate Conference (SEPKA), The 3rd International Symposium on Expertise of Engineering Design (ISEED), 27-28 August 2018 , Johor, Malaysia. pp. 1-11., 220 (012028). ISSN 1755-1315

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Abstract

The usage of crane in the construction industry is widespread and very important regardless of the project size. In tall building construction, the efficiency of the tower crane is the backbone of the project success. The crane operator is responsible to control the crane efficiently and follows the provided safety guidelines. Loss of life, injury, and property damages are the consequences that will happen if the requirements and procedures for crane handling are not properly done. The increasing number of crane accidents in Malaysia has driven the awareness to conduct this study as to avert this problem from occurring. Thus, this study was conducted to analyse crane's accident statistic at construction sites in Malaysia. This study utilises official crane accident report database and document search from the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). All collected data were analysed using two methods, namely frequency analysis and content analysis. The results of the study show that, mobile crane recorded 23 numbers of crane accident cases and the highest in term of the type of cranes. Structural failure leads as a higher factor that contribute to crane accident in Malaysia with 28 counts of causes. In order to minimize crane accidents, crane's safety measure and procedure as well as proper training to crane operator are among potential ways.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crane accidents; construction sites; Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: PM Dr. Ramdhansyah Putra Jaya
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 08:27
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 08:27
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/24215
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