May 2024
Volume 75    Issue 5

Fatal accident analysis and hazards identification in Turkish coal-extracting industry using analytic hierarchy process

Dursun, Arif Emre


The aim of this study is to present hazard classifications of location, type and causes of accidents in the Turkish coal-extracting industry using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). In this study, fatal mine accidents were analyzed by pairwise comparison and weighting, and the most important hazards were identified by determining the effective main and sub-criteria among location, type and causes of accidents. For this purpose, first-, second- and third-level hazards consisting of location, type and causes of accident were determined by using the data of fatal mine accidents in underground and openpit coal mining in Turkey between 2010 and 2020.

Full-text paper:
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (2024) 41:149–172,


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