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Suicide and the potential for suicide prevention on the Swedish railnetwork: A qualitative multiple case study
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Environmental Sciences.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Environmental Sciences.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Environmental Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management / [ed] Bérenguer, Grall & Guedes Soares (eds), London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2012, 51-56 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Acts of suicide on railways represent a serious public health and railway safety problem.

Suicides constitute about 75% of all deaths in person-train collisions in Sweden. The aim of the study is to evaluate existing police and rail administration reports on railway suicide incidents from a preventive perspective, and to identify and categorize additional preventive-oriented information. Twenty-two cases of railway suicide have been reviewed, based on regular police and rail administration reports plus observations from complementary site visits. Findings: Neither police nor rail administration reports include sufficient information to guide future safety work. Findings from site visits show that structured preventive-oriented investigation routines may add important complementary details. Relevant data on behavioural, technical and environmental circumstances facilitating railway suicide need to be collected and analyzed by those responsible on a regular basis as an integral part of their safety work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2012. 51-56 p.
Keyword [en]
Integral part; Multiple-case study; Public health; Rail networks; Railway safety; Safety work; Site visits
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Public Health Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-13235ISBN: 978-0-415-68379-1 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-13235DiVA: diva2:525077
Conference
Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2011
Available from: 2017-10-05 Created: 2012-05-04 Last updated: 2017-10-05Bibliographically approved

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