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Ambulance crashes: fatality factors for EMS workers.

Authors
Proudfoot-SL
Source
Emerg Med Serv 2005 Jun; 34(6):71, 73-74
NIOSHTIC No.
20028969
Abstract
In a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report article published in February 2003, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified 27 EMS worker fatalities in ambulance crashes reported in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) for 1991-2000. This article presents a more in-depth look at the 25 crashes that resulted in these 27 fatalities, focusing primarily on ambulance configurations, roadway and environmental conditions, and driver-related factors.
Keywords
Occupational-hazards; Occupational-accidents; Emergency-care; Emergency-responders; Emergency-response; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Accidents; Accident-statistics; Accident-rates; Drivers
Publication Date
20050601
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0094-6575
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
Source Name
Emergency Medical Services
State
WV
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