Causes and Effects of Construction Accidents
Kavya.K1, T.Pradeep2

1Kavya K*, PG Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode.
2Pradeep T, Associate professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode.

Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 20 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 1129-1133 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: L39171081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3917.129219
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Abstract: In a day to day scenario, the construction industry is the most developing sectors when compared to all countries. There are numerous reasons for accidents, and they result from the elements that happen in the workplace. These elements, in ideal conditions, can essentially build the likelihood of a risk getting to be operational and prompting a word related mishappenings. The site accidents are bound to happen when there are lacking organization arrangements, risky practices, and weak frames of mind of development workforce, poor administration responsibility, and deficient wellbeing information and preparing of laborers. The point is to locate the fundamental driver of accidents, places with the big event, perilous sorts of work, and so on, by factual examination. In light of that, a few enhancements are endeavored to propose better security for the executives later on. This paper found that the most significant accidents in the construction industry include fall from a height, fall from scaffoldings, and building collapse. Based on the study of past works of literature, the significant factors influencing construction accidents include technical causes, organizational causes, human causes, and environmental causes. The preventive measures taken by the construction industries are providing personal protective pieces of equipment (PPE’s), conducting toolbox meetings and safety training to the workers. The violation of OSHA guidelines should be recorded and reported. Workers must be aware of the hazards and safety programs to prevent construction accidents. 
Keywords: Personal Protective Equipments, from Height, Fall from Scaffoldings, Building Collapse, OSHA Guidelines
Scope of the Article: Building Energy