Cost Estimation of Accidents in Auto-Glass Manufacturing Process

자동차유리 제조공정에서 발생하는 산업재해의 손실비용 추정

  • Lim, Hyeon-Kyo (Department of Safety Engineering, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Seung-Hoon (Department of Safety Engineering, Chungbuk National University)
  • 임현교 (충북대학교 안전공학과) ;
  • 이승훈 (충북대학교 안전공학과)
  • Received : 2010.08.27
  • Accepted : 2011.01.07
  • Published : 2011.02.28


Estimation of accident costs would set a sound criterion on which invest judgement for work improvement would be decided. Unfortunately, however, the professional agency and most companies in Korea still adopt the conventional cost estimation method based on Heinrich's theory would not be applicable any more since it was developed about a century ago. This research was carried out to confirm the validity of conventional accident cost estimation method. With 110 accident cases occurred in an autoglass manufacturing plant for last 7 years, post-accident treatment procedure was simplified as a model with several phases, and practical costs were analyzed case by case. The results showed that, as expected, the company should the largest portion of loss due to accidents, and that mean indirect cost were 10.10(${\pm}20.70$) times as much as direct cost estimated by conventional method. Therefore, finally, accident types and items influenced much on accidents costs were analyzed and discussed.


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