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Worldwide, the construction sector is one of the riskiest sectors. Although reducing accidents is not easy, but it is possible at the same time. To design solutions to prevent accidents, it is essential to know the most common accidents and also to get the opinion of people with experience. Knowing these things will allow effective strategies to be designed based on the causes and the common accidents compared to the current safety system will result in an effective safety method to be undertaken. This paper identifies the most common accidents in Northern Iraq construction projects and identifies and examines practical ways to reduce accidents that ensure good safety performance. The study has been conducted by applying a questionnaire to collect data from stockholders about how effective ways have shown promising results in reducing accidents. On this basis, it suggests the best strategies to be undertaken. The results of the current study illustrated that the most common accidents in construction projects are falling from heights, struck-by accidents in highway construction and also found effective ways to reduce accidents in construction projects in general and highway projects as well.
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