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Workers survived from commuting road crashes: who are they?


Sahak, Nurrul Hafeezah and K.C. Mani, Kulanthayan and Hamedon, Titi Rahmawati and Rampal, Krishna Gopal and Vythialingam, Kathirkamanathan (2020) Workers survived from commuting road crashes: who are they? International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 10 (15). pp. 359-367. ISSN 2222-6990


Background: Commuting road crashes are road traffic crashes that involve workers while travelling in the course of work. The more worker travels, the higher the probability of the occurrence of commuting road crashes. The aim of this study was to determine baseline sociodemographic, employment and injury and characteristics of injured workers who survived from commuting road crash. Methods: Eligible 200 workers who were involved in commuting road crash were identified and invited to be part of this study. Sociodemographic, employment and injury-related questions were distributed to identified and consented injured workers. Results: Majority (79.5%) of the respondents were aged 25 years old or older, male (86.0%), married or divorced (63.5%), and attained secondary and below education level (66.0%). Most of the injured workers consisted of blue-collar workers (69%), had fracture injury (93.0%), and had injury to their lower limbs (48.5%). A higher percentage (63.5%) of injured workers had returned to work compared to those who were still not working (36.5%) after involved in commuting road crash. Conclusion: Commuting road crashes are common to blue collar workers as they are more prone to use motorcycles to commute due to cheaper price compare to other type of transportation such as car.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v10-i15/8342
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Commuting road crash; Road traffic injuries; Blue collar workers; Workers survived; Malaysia
Depositing User: Ms. Che Wa Zakaria
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2023 02:58
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2023 02:58
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/86542
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