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Work zone-related deaths, Oklahoma, 1998-2008.

Authors
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Source
Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2011 Nov; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20038672
Abstract
Each year in the United States, approximately 100 highway and street construction industry workers die and 20,000 are injured on the job. From 1998 to 2008, 41 people were killed in fatal work zone-related incidents in Oklahoma. All the workers were male. The age of workers killed ranged from 18 to 70, with a median age of 41. The largest number of fatal injuries occurred in 2003 and 2007. Injuries were most common in the months of September and October. The most fatal injuries occurred from 3:00-4:00 PM. One-fourth of fatal injuries occurred on Tuesdays, and one-fifth on Thursdays. The least common days for injury were Saturday and Sunday. The largest number of fatal injuries occurred in Tulsa County.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Drivers; Motor-vehicles; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Fall-protection; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices
Contact
Oklahoma State Department of Health, Injury Prevention Service, 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Publication Date
20111101
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008475
Source Name
Work Zone-related Deaths, Oklahoma, 1998-2008
State
OK
Performing Organization
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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