Year: 2006 Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, v.12, no.3, (2006), p.235-241 SIEC No: 20060840

This study evaluated the epidemiological aspects of 150-200 deaths per 100 million railway passengers annually in Turkey by analyzing data about railway related casualties between January 1997-December 2003. The results show that train-pedestrian accidents caused the highest number of mortality & level crossing accidents caused the highest number of casualties. Suicide attempts had the highest morality ratio in railway related accidents. The majority of fatalities & injuries occurred in males, in the age group of 25-60 years. (21 refs)