There have been many examples of fast craft occupants suffering serious injury and sometimes, unfortunately, fatal consequences. Even with these results little has been done to address the risks to the occupants. Other forms of transport, e.g. automotive and aviation, have invested significant resources in crash safety for any years. Unfortunately a crash in a fast craft is reminiscent of a 1960’s car crash where seat belts weren’t mandatory. Accident reports illustrate this risk; There were multiple injuries to Mr Thomson’s chest, which resulted in severe internal bleeding. The forensic pathologist reported that the injuries were consistent with a heavy impact against a hard surface, such as a cockpit or wheel. Similarly where occupants are exposed to the harsh repeated shock environment there are many examples of musculoskeletal injuries being experienced as the individuals impact with the internal structures of the vessel. The development and use of the Crash Analysis Matrixdefines the nine interaction areas that are examined to identify issues and develop design and operational solutions.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Marine Design - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 2 Sep 2015 → 3 Sep 2015
|Period||2/09/15 → 3/09/15|