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Fatal and non-fatal injuries from vessels under air pressure in construction.

Authors
Welch-LS; Weeks-J; Hunting-KL
Source
J Occup Environ Med 1999 Feb; 41(2):100-103
NIOSHTIC No.
20025821
Abstract
Using a surveillance system that captures data on construction workers treated in an urban emergency department, we identified a series of injuries caused by vessels and tools under air pressure. We describe those six cases, as well as similar cases found in the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries; we also review data from the National Surveillance for Traumatic Occupational Fatalities database and data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among the injuries and deaths for which we had good case descriptions, the majority would have been prevented by adherence to existing Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards in the construction industry.
Keywords
Construction-workers; Accident-analysis; Accident-statistics; Accident-rates; Accidents; Surveillance-programs; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Accident-prevention
Contact
Laura S.l Welch, MD, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
19990201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
2937066
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-306169; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U02-CCU-312014
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1076-2752
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
DC
Performing Organization
Center to Protect Workers' Rights, Washington, DC
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