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The burden of occupational fatal injury for older workers in the United States.

Authors
Hartley-D; Biddle-E; Grosch-J; Marsh-S
Source
Inj Insights 2002 Jun-Jul; :1-2, 11
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20034566
Abstract
Prior research has shown that older workers experience high fatality rates due to traumatic occupational injuries. Between 1980 and 1997, there were 21,887 fatalities of civilian workers aged 55 years and older reported through the National Traumatic Occu­pational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system. Historically, the occupational fatality rate for workers 55 years and older has been far greater than the rate for younger workers, During this 18 year time period, the average fatality rate of 8.3 per 100,000 workers for workers aged 55 and older was nearly double the rate for workers aged 16-54. Furthermore, the rate for workers 65 and older, 13.5, was nearly three times the rate for younger workers.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Traumatic-injuries; Age-factors; Age-groups; Surveillance-programs
Publication Date
20020601
Document Type
Newsletter
Email Address
dsh3@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSR; DART
Priority Area
Work Environment and Workforce: Special Populations
Source Name
Injury Insights
State
WV; OH
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