Analysis of Accidents Statistics in Malaysian Construction Sector

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2010 International Conference on E-business, Management and Economics IPEDR vol.3 (2011) © (2011) IACSIT Press, Hong Kong

An Analysis of Accidents Statistics in Malaysian Construction Sector Dayang Nailul Munna Abang Abdullah
Faculty of Business Management Universiti Teknologi MARA 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia e-mail:

Gloria Chai Mei Wern
Faculty of Cognitive Science & Human Development Universiti Malaysia Sarawak 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia e-mail:

Abstract—The construction industry undoubtedly plays a significant role in the development process of a country contributing towards employment and economic growth. However, statistics have proven this field to be a highly hazardous industry due to its fatality rates despite recognition on good safety cultures. This study will examine the statistics reported by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Social Security Organization (SOCSO) as well as the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). The aim of this study is to investigate the frequencies of accidents occurrence in the construction sector in Malaysia. The documentary analysis was used as a method for data collection. Results gathered revealed the seriousness of accidents in construction sector. All parties with full support of Malaysia government should play major roles and responsibilities by making sure that appropriate safety practices are carried out to minimize the accident rates in the construction sites. Keywords-accidents; consruction sector

significant high level of injuries and fatalities encountered also in the construction industry followed by Japan [4]. Malaysia, recorded a worrying increase in the numbers of accidents occurring at the construction sites by the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) indicating the number of permanent disabilities and fatalities from year 1996 to 2008. Although the construction industry is not the highest...
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