Fault Tree Analysis for Accident Prevention in Transportation Infrastructure Projects

The study will combine literature review and content analysis to develop a list of risk factors that lead to contribute to major accident types in transportation infrastructure projects. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Fatality and Catastrophe Investigation Summaries will be the main source of data for the content analysis. OSHA requires construction companies to report any type of work-related accidents resulting in the hospitalization of three or more workers. Thus, this summary database contains valuable information regarding safety-related performance, which can be used as a basis for identification of accident types and risk factors. The data collection in this study will target: (1) accident related to the Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction Sector (NAICS 237300); and (2) projects performed in the Northwest Region of the US (Region 10 according to the OSHA categorization).


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Lee, Hyun Woo

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      Department of Civil Engineering
      202 Apperson Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lee, Hyun Woo

    • Start Date: 20150116
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160615
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39245

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01556942
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC40
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 14 2015 1:00AM