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ERIC Number: EJ1070386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1324-1486
Preventing Death and Serious Injury from Falling Trees and Branches
Brookes, Andrew
Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, v11 n2 p50-59 2007
Of 128 outdoor education related deaths examined since 1960, 14 have been due to falling trees or branches. This article examines the grounds on which death or serious injury due to falling trees or branches can be regarded as an inherent risk in outdoor education, and the extent to which such incidents can be regarded as preventable. It compares alternative approaches to prevention, and draws conclusions about how best to reduce the risk in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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