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Perspectives in disease prevention and health promotion fatal occupational injuries - Texas, 1982.

Authors
Suarez-L; Carroll-WD; Barrington-WE; Alexander-CE
Source
MMWR 1985 Mar; 34(10):130-134
NIOSHTIC No.
00151438
Abstract
Data on fatal occupational injuries occurring in Texas in 1982 is reported. A review of Texas death certificates yields a total of 710 deaths associated with occupational injuries in 1982. Among the leading causes of death were: motor vehicle associated injuries, at 22.3 percent of total injuries; machinery and tool related injuries, at 14.8 percent; homicide and firearm injuries, at 13.9 percent; falls, at 11.8 percent; and electrocutions, at 10.6 percent. Industrial categories with the highest rates of fatal injury are: mining, including crude petroleum and natural gas production; agriculture; construction; transportation, communications, public utilities; personal services; business and repair services; public administration; retail trade; and wholesale trade. Occupations with the highest risk are: airplane pilots and navigators; oil well drifters; construction laborers; heavy truck driver; material moving operating engineers; farmers; police and detectives; and electricians. A major impediment to the surveillance of work related deaths is the absence of routinely coded occupation and industry information on death certificates in 22 states, including Texas. The authors conclude that a periodic review of death certificates provides an accurate and easily accessible approach to the surveillance of deaths caused by occupational injuries.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Safety-research; Accident-analysis; Occupational-accidents; Mortality-surveys; Quantitative-analysis; Risk-analysis; Industrial-safety; Equipment-operators; Machine-operation; Analytical-methods
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
19850315
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
10
ISSN
0892-3787
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
TX
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