Distribution of Occupational Accidents in Coal Fired Thermal Power Plant Using HFACS Technique

  • Akide Cerci OgmenEmail author
  • Ismail EkmekciEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1204)


Energy is one of the most important and essential requirements in the social and economic development of countries. Therefore, in order for the energy to be uninterrupted, the necessary measures must be taken before and after. In this study, 50 accident reports occurring in X coal fired power plant between 2016 and 2019 were examined. The causal factors of these accidents were statistically analyzed and classified using the human factor analysis and classification system (HFACS) method. According to the results of the analysis, the inadequate management factor that contributes primarily to human errors in all accidents examined, the other factors are the routine violations and organizational process. The findings of this study will give an idea people in academia of the factors that contribute to accidents in the thermal power plants.


Human factors analysis and classification system (HFACS) Supervision Organization Occupational accidents Coal Fired Thermal Power Plant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istanbul Commerce UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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