Fatalities and weighted injuries: a paper recommending appropriate and justifiable weightings at which injuries of different severities can be compared with fatalities

Many railway safety measures are not aimed exclusively at reducing the risks of death: often they will be concerned with reducing non-fatal injuries, or some mix of injuries and death. The question then is: how much weight to give the prevention of an injury relative to the value assigned to preventing a death. The objectives of this report are 1. to determine and recommend the weights to be assigned to major and minor injuries to give equivalent fatalities across all groups; 2. to provide a robust justification for the equivalent fatality weighted injury ratios recommendation; 3. to assess the impact the new weightings would have on risk assessments.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rail Safety and Standards Board

    London,   United Kingdom 

    Oxford Risk Research and Analysis

  • Authors:
    • Jones-Lee, M
    • Loomes, G
    • Yates, D
    • Mitchell, E
    • Spackman, M
    • McQuaid, J
    • Thomson, T
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01385156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T 440
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:39PM