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BEDOYA, Elías A.; SEVERICHE, Carlos A.; SIERRA, Dario D.  and  OSORIO, Irma C.. Work Accidents in the Construction Sector: the Case of the District of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Period 2014-2016. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2018, vol.29, n.1, pp.193-200. ISSN 0718-0764.

An analysis of work accident was carried out to identify the risks associated with the process of piloting, excavation and casting used in 118 injured workers, without fatalities in six companies of the construction sector in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. The research is descriptive, as it specifies the activities of people, groups, and environment regarding the phenomenon of work accident. In addition, it uses the observation and documentary analysis of previous research, as the method to gather information on what was occurring in the construction companies. Blows (hit by and hit against) had the highest prevalence with frequencies of 50%, 45% and 52% in the respective years in which the study was developed (2014-2016). The year 2014 reported a greater number of accidents with fracture (14%), being these the most incapacitating in the group of accident events analyzed.

Keywords : accident; construction; physical disability; injury.

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