Elphinstone Road railway station stampede, 2017

Accident Analysis

The following article (link below) should be cited as the following:
Kant, V., & Khobragade, A. (2022). Accimap and crowd flow in urban infrastructure: Case study of Elphinstone road railway station tragedy, Mumbai, India. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries. https://doi.org/10.1002/hfm.20972

"How did the stampede occur?"

On September 29, 2017, the Elphinstone Road, Mumbai, India, railway platform bridge stampede killed at least 23 and injured 39 other commuters who traveled through the Mumbai Suburban railway. In this study, we understand the accident as it is presented in newspaper articles. We analyze the accident by a sociotechnical accident analysis method called the Accimap. The findings from the Accimap analysis identify the problem areas in the commuter transit system and provide recommendations.

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