WIT Press


Risk Evaluation Of Transport Activity For The Injured At A Serious Incident

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000491

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,017 kb

Author(s)

N. Koike, E. Hideshima & K. Yamamoto

Abstract

Transport for the injured is one of the important countermeasures at the scene of a serious incident, but it has never been handled fully in a serious incident prevention plan. This study aims to evaluate the risk of those who are injured when a serious incident occurs. Three kinds of risks for the injured are defined: the transport risk; the medical confusion risk and the left behind risk and each of these is evaluated through the development of a simulation model. Case study results show, that if an airplane accident occurs at an offshore airport, the transport risk and the medical confusion risk have a trade-off relationship with each other, and there is therefore the possibility of reducing the risk by improving traffic conditions and the preparation of medical facilities. I

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