Proceedings of the

The 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
3 – 8 September 2023, Southampton, UK

Bibliometric Analysis Applied to the Analysis and Investigation of Accidents in High Risk Industries

Francisco de Assis da Silva Juniora and Moacyr Machado Cardoso Juniorb

Aerospace Science and Technology, Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil.


The application of accident analysis and investigation techniques as a tool to prevent unwanted events has been of great importance in several organizations, mainly in high risk industries, such as: mining, nuclear, maritime, oil and gas, aviation and others. This article is a bibliometric research that aims to identify which are the main accident investigation methodologies that have been used in high risk industries. The article also proposes to identify how many usual methods of analysis and investigation of accidents exist and, consequently, to identify who are the main authors. And finally, the article researched the differences and similarities between the accident investigation methodologies used in industries in general and compared them with the aviation industry.

Keywords: Accident, Incidents, analysis, Accident prevention, Risk assessment, Investigation.

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