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Secretariat of the Construction Accident Investigation Committee

Services performed by the Secretariat of the Construction Accident Investigation Committee

When significant accidents designated under the Ordinance of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (“significant accidents at building construction worksites” hereinafter) occur at building construction project sites, their circumstances and causes are investigated at building construction worksites in order to clarify the cause and prevent accidents. The circumstances and causes of significant accidents at building construction worksites are investigated by organizing the Construction Accident Investigation Committee as required.

Operation of the construction safety information system

  • Operation of the construction safety information system (www.cosmis.or.kr)
  • Construction and analysis of accident example database
  • Exploration and dissemination of risk element profiling

Education on the construction safety information system

  • Enhancement or promotion of safety mindset through safety education tour among building construction workers
  • Construction safety education conducted by touring five Regional Construction and Management Administrations subordinate to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport semiannually (attended by approximately 5,000 persons/year)

Organization of the Construction Accident Investigation Committee

The Committee is organized with up to 12 members, including the chair, with approval by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport when a significant accident occurs at a building construction site. The members are selected from a pool of roughly 200 candidates by referring to reports on the status of accidents at building construction sites.

Procedure for organizing the pool of member candidates:

Procedure for the investigation of accidents

  • Investigation performed when a significant accident occurs at a building construction site
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Accident occurrence
  1. Initial investigation of the site
    • Article 18 of the Committee’s operational regulations(organization and operation of secretariat)
    • Article 15 of the Rules for performing Secretariat service(reporting and accident investigation system)
  2. Review of necessity of the committee organization
  3. NO : Report to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  4. YES : Organization of committee (with the Minister’s approval) and establishment of accident investigation plan
    • Article 4 of the Committee’s operational regulations(organization of the Construction Accident Investigation Committee)
  5. Precise investigation of the site ■Article 25 of the Committee’s operational regulations (site investigation) ■ Article 15 of the Rules for performing Secretariat service (system of reporting and accident investigation)
  6. Review by the Committee ■ Article 4 of the Committee’s operational regulations (resolutions adopted)
  7. Results report (to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)
      ■ Article 20 of the Committee’s operational regulations (reporting system)
  8. Completion