Account analysis of WTC survivors

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ConferenceProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire: 01 September 2004, Belfast, UK
Pages203214; # of pages: 12
SubjectWTC, survivor, evacuation, highrise; World Trade Centre
AbstractIn the days following the events at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, first-person accounts were collected from newspapers, television programs, e-mail exchanges etc. Over a period of 18 months, a total of 745 first-person accounts from 435 individuals were collected. To analyze the content of these accounts, a questionnaire was developed and used to ?interview' each account. Results of the analysis provide insights into the location of occupants in the initial moments, cue perceived, conditions in different locations as well as occupant responses at key times during the event. Although analysis of first-person accounts has important limitations such an analysis is useful for documenting some specific time sensitive details.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number47309
NPARC number20377976
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