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Citation

Abukhashabah E, Summan A, Balkhyour M. Saudi J. Biol. Sci. 2020; 27(8): 1993-1998.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2020, Saudi Biological Society)

DOI

10.1016/j.sjbs.2020.06.033

PMID

32714023 PMCID

Abstract

In Saudi Arabia, the construction industry has been growing remarkably during the past several years. However, the most hazardous worksites in the country may be found in this industry. This study identified the causes of accidents and injuries in the construction industry among 300 workers in Jeddah City, situated on the coast of the Red Sea.

RESULTS from the questionnaire showed that the major cause of accidents and injuries is the lack of awareness about occupational safety and lack of experience among the workers (>82%); and the most common type of accidents and injuries that occur in the construction industry, are workers falling from a height (>80%), and electrical shock (>60%). Recommendations to prevent accidents and injuries in this industry are provided in this paper.


Language: en

Keywords

Accidents and injuries in construction industry; Causes of occupational accidents and injuries; Construction industry; Falling from a height - electric shock incidents; Occupational injuries

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