A Study on Industrial Accidents due to Unplanned Lockdown

C. Christy Ebenezer *, K. Velavan**, P. Vijayan***
* Industrial Safety Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Valliammai Engineering College, Kattankulathur, India.
**-*** Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Valliammai Engineering College, Kattankulathur, India.
Periodicity:March - May'2021
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jmgt.15.4.18111
World Health Organization : COVID-19 - Global literature on coronavirus disease
ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1593018


Industrial accidents have been on the rise. However, the rate of accidents cannot even be compared to the monumental level of deaths which are still very much evident in the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. During the lock-down, industries did not devise critical operation scenarios to handle above said barriers. Hence the country has faced large number of industrial accidents and fatal injuries. After returning to production 75 workers have been killed in 30 industrial accidents between May and July, and the number of accidents and deaths must be higher than that reported by Global Union Federation. Prevention and mitigation strategies are not sufficient to handle such a situation. This study unfolds the operational, mechanical and human factors behind the accidents.


Industrial Accidents, Health and Safety, Process Accident, Hazard.

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Ebenezer, C. C., Velavan, K., and Vijayan, P. (2021). A Study on Industrial Accidents due to Unplanned Lockdown. i-manager's Journal on Management, 15(4), 58-63. https://doi.org/10.26634/jmgt.15.4.18111


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