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Fire- and flame-related occupational fatalities in the United States, 1980-1994.

Authors
Biddle-EA; Hartley-D
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2000 Apr; 42(4):430-437
NIOSHTIC No.
20020613
Abstract
The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system recorded 1518 fire- and flame-related occupational fatalities among the civilian workforce in the United States between 1980 and 1994. The fatalities resulted from 1221 separate incidents, of which 122 involved more than one victim and accounted for 419 of 1518 deaths. Nearly 4 of 10 fatalities resulting from a multiple-victim fire were workers in the manufacturing industry. Similarly, the highest frequency of fatalities in single-victim events, over one fourth, were in manufacturing. For one fourth of the fatalities within each event category, the usual occupation of the deceased was a precision production, craft, and repair worker. Although this study sheds light on selected characteristics of these fatalities, additional research on the causal factors associated with single- and multiple-victim events is needed to present specific recommendations for prevention efforts.
Keywords
Occupational-hazards; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Fire-hazards; Workers; Injuries; Statistical-analysis; Epidemiology
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20000401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1076-2752
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
WV
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