MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 277, 20192018 International Joint Conference on Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (JCMME 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Data and Signal Processing|
|Published online||02 April 2019|
Applying the AcciMap methodology to investigate the tragic Mirsharai road accident in Bangladesh
Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2 Transportation Research Group, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
A serious road accident happened on Monday, 11 July, 2011 afternoon in Mirsharai sub-district of Bangladesh's Chittagong district, that killed at least 44 schoolboys injured many more when the truck in which they were traveling skidded off a highway and plunged into a canal. In this study, the AcciMap methodology is applied, an extension to Rasmussen’s Risk Management Framework. This sociotechnical framework provides an insight into the interactions between different levels of a system, and supports the development of recommendations that could mitigate or prevent the outcomes of such an incident in the future. In the case of Mirsharai accident, the police and social media put the blame on the truck driver alone; however, this study, based on popular media reports, accident investigation reports and local interviews revealed mismanagement and an apparent disregard for safety across different levels of the socio-technical system. By integrating the different levels of the system, from international committees to end users, the road accident scenario of Bangladesh can be improved through developing a systematic approach to accident analysis.
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