BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES

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Dansadau, I. J., & Abdullahi, U. (2021). CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS IN THE NIGERIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES, 11, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.xxxx/abcd

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Many accidents occur in the course of construction activities especially in developing countries like Nigeria due to factors attributable to frontline workers, contractors and policy makers. The literature therefore discusses various causes of accidents. A gap in the extant literature informs the aim of this research which partly is to evaluate the impact of negligence as a cause of accidents in the construction industry in Nigeria. A quantitative method was employed where data was collected using a questionnaire. 100 questionnaires were administered to relevant stakeholders and 72 of these were fully completed and returned. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data which reveal that, three of the top-4 ranked causes of accidents are attributable to acts of negligence on the part of workers. The study therefore concludes that workers are the key contributors to accidents in the construction industry of Nigeria. It also recommends that negligence should not be addressed in isolation, as many other factors contribute to accidents.

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