Serious accidents can be prevented when more insight into the underlying causes is available. The analyses presented here zoom in on important factors and direct and underlying causes for all types of accident.

Victim of human aggression
Victim of animal behaviour
Extreme muscular exertion


Victim of human aggression

Accidents involving victims of aggression and violence by people. Deliberate harm was intended by physical contact. Contact can be direct (hit, bite, kick) or indirect (shot, cut, crushed against). Also includes cases of hostile, injurious or destructive behaviour when caused by frustration.
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Victim of animal behaviour

Accidents at work in which the victim comes into contact with animals. It involves (possible) contact with animals professionally (eg with a hornet's nest while mowing the lawn) and also falls from animals.
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Extreme muscular exertion

Accidents with overload of the human body as a result of sudden and extreme muscular exertion. The victim is involved in activities, or in situations where one is to use excessive force to objects or persons to handle or move. Think of lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying persons or objects. Sudden movement: During the work being involved in activities where one may suddenly have to make extreme movements. Think of climb down vehicles, physical training, and sports during working hours.
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