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Occupational fatalities in Kentucky - 1994.

Authors
Struttmann-TW; Moon-Hampton-E; Scheerer-A; Pollack-SH; Spurlock-CW
Source
J Ky Med Assoc 1996 Sep; 94(9):395-400
NIOSHTIC No.
20033519
Abstract
In Kentucky, seven out of nine industry groups exceed the national average fatality rates; in 1994, the agriculture/forestry/fishing industry rate of 80/ 100,000 was more than three times the national average. This paper describes the occupational fatality data collected during the first year of operation (1994) of the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Project in Kentucky. Investigators used multiple reporting sources to identify incidents, which were then systematically recorded and updated. On-site investigations were conducted for certain categories of fatalities. One hundred sixty-six occupational fatalities were recorded for 1994. Motor vehicle incidents were the most common cause of death, followed by machine-related incidents. Ages of victims ranged from 15 to 86 with a median of 46. Investigators completed 22 on-site visits during the period. In this article, descriptive statistics are presented, as well as suggestions for ways the medical community might contribute to the occupational fatality prevention effort.
Keywords
Safety-education; Statistical-analysis; Occupational-accidents; Morbidity-rates; Occupational-medicine; Occupational-medicine-programs; Occupational-safety-programs
CODEN
JKMAB5
Publication Date
19960901
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-409879
ISSN
0023-0294
SIC Code
NAICS-1141
Source Name
Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
State
KY
Performing Organization
Kentucky Department of Health Services
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