An Accident Analysis for Reducing Railway Staff Fatalities

종사자의 직무사고 현황분석에 관한 연구

  • Kwak, Sanglog (Safety Research Division, Korea Railroad Research Institute) ;
  • Park, Chanwoo (Safety Research Division, Korea Railroad Research Institute) ;
  • Wang, Jongbae (Safety Research Division, Korea Railroad Research Institute)
  • Received : 2012.10.12
  • Accepted : 2013.03.11
  • Published : 2013.04.28


As a result of investment in railway safety focusing on passenger safety, the train accident rate has been reduced by half domestically and we have reached a high level of safety compared to other countries and other transportation modes. However, accidents related to staff are still at a high ratio compared to other countries. There have been few studies on staff safety and no relevant systematic safety measures have been implemented. More than 90% of staff fatalities occurred from rolling stock in motion and electrification, which are representative railway accidents. In this study, causes of accidents, and current safety measures for staff are analyzed focusing on trains in motion. The results can be utilized for developing new safety measures.


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