At the 1995 American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Seattle, Washington, the Engineering Science section hosted two program sessions on walkway safety. Of the dozen papers presented at that meeting, five papers were distilled into four of the six papers, technical reports, and case reports which follow in this journal. The two other papers were first submitted to the Journal of Forensic Sciences, and later abstracted and presented at the walkway-safety track in the Engineering Science section of the 1996 American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Together, the six papers that follow this introduction should give the reader an understanding of many of the major issues in walkway safety.
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