Rate of Occurrence of Fatal Accidents in Malaysian Construction Industry after BIM Implementation

Authors

  • Aminu Darda’u Rafindadi PhD Student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, MALAYSIA
  • Aminu Darda’u Rafindadi Lecturer II, Department of Civil Engineering, Bayero Univeristy Kano, NIGERIA
  • Madzlan Napiah Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, MALAYSIA
  • Idris Othman Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, MALAYSIA
  • Miljan Mikić Senior Teaching Fellow in Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
  • Yasser Yahya Al-Ashmori PhD student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, MALAYSIA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31033/ijemr.10.2.7

Keywords:

Rate of Occurrence, Fatal Accidents, Types of Accidents, Causes of Accidents, BIM Implementation, Malaysian Construction Industry

Abstract

Construction industry impacts the health and safety of its workers tremendously. This study is aimed to determine the rate of occurrence of fatal accidents after BIM implementation in Malaysia. The data used for the research was obtained from the Department of Safety and Health (DOSH) website, and it was validated by the relevant professionals through interview. This descriptive analysis was grounded in 796 fatal accidents over the period of 2010-2018. Of those accidents, 38.16% were related to fall-related, 30.39% struck-by, 17.67% caught in-between, 9.89% drowning/asphyxiation and 3.89% others. The results indicate that the types of accidents identified are similar to that of most countries in the world. The findings also revealed that the accidents had occurred because one or combination of the following: management's failure, unsafe site conditions, workers behavior, and environmental factors. Future work will concentrate on the use of BIM-based tools for job hazard identification and safety training.

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Published

2020-04-30

How to Cite

Aminu Darda’u Rafindadi, Aminu Darda’u Rafindadi, Madzlan Napiah, Idris Othman, Miljan Mikić, & Yasser Yahya Al-Ashmori. (2020). Rate of Occurrence of Fatal Accidents in Malaysian Construction Industry after BIM Implementation. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 10(2), 49–76. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijemr.10.2.7