Inflating and other operations connected with large tyres are dangerous due to the risk of explosion. Defective tyres may burst or detachable pieces of the rim may come loose and be projected with considerable force. In order to prevent these accidents a protective cage was designed. Injuries to train crews and train passengers are also studied. If the carriages do not break and the travellers are left inside, serious injuries should be unusual. Engine drivers were seriously injured when they did not retreat from the driver's compartment before the collisions. Collisions of passenger cars with elks have also been investigated. The aim is to reduce the injuries to passenger in case of an elk-car collision. The relation of the injuries to the impact of the elk and the deformation of the car are thus of primary interest. The elk's body directly collides with the windscreen and its pole. The speed at the moment of collision and the size and design of the cars are important factors. If the speed exceeds 70 km/h there will be a considerable risk of head and neck injuries to the car occupants. (Author/TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the International Seminar on Occupational Accident Research, Sattsjoehaden, Sweden, September 5-9, 1983.
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  • Authors:
    • THORSON, J
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00382183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM