Meeting the challenge of railway injury in a South African city.

@article{Lerer1996MeetingTC,
  title={Meeting the challenge of railway injury in a South African city.},
  author={Leonard Lerer and Richard G Matzopoulos},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1996},
  volume={348 9028},
  pages={664-6}
}
BACKGROUND Efficient and safe transport infrastructure is vital for economic growth in developing countries. The city of Cape Town, South Africa, has an extensive rail network with high levels of injury and violence. We investigated the reporting and frequency of railway injuries and examined their reduction through a range of interventions. METHODS We analysed railway injury and death reporting by Cape Town's rail utility, state mortuaries, and a regional trauma survey. The data were… CONTINUE READING

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