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Reduction of Occupational Injury Deaths in Rural Colorado.

Authors
Garrett-CJ
Source
Division of Health Statistics and Vital Records, Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Health, Denver, Colorado 1992 Jul:74 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00211762
Abstract
This report examined the circumstances of injury for nontransportation unintentional occupational injury deaths occurring in rural Colorado for 1982 through 1990. Injury severity and effectiveness of trauma care were discussed. In order to obtain a comprehensive picture of injuries in this region it was necessary to use multiple sources. Death certificates, and the Workers' Compensation data system identified all but eight of 1037 cases. Four industries accounted for the majority of the injuries: transportation, mining, construction, and agriculture. Firm size continued to be an important independent factor for mortality, with the rate in large firms being particularly low. A dramatic reduction in overall rate was noted during the period from 1982 to 1990. The causes of fatal occupational injuries were identifiable and clearly preventable. The author recommends the establishment of a statewide occupational injury and fatality intervention program, the communication of the active case investigation findings to the OSHA consultation programs, and the extension of intervention efforts to serious nonfatal occupational injuries.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Traumatic-injuries; Transportation-industry; Agricultural-industry; Mining-industry; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Agricultural-workers; Accident-statistics;
Contact
None Colorado Dept of Health 4210 East 11Th Avenue Denver, CO 80220
Publication Date
19920729
Document Type
Field Studies;
Funding Amount
469792.00
Funding Type
Grant;
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-159374
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-02601
Source Name
Division of Health Statistics and Vital Records, Health Statistics Section, Colorado Department of Health, Denver, Colorado
State
CO;
Performing Organization
Colorado State Dept of Health, Denver, Colorado
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