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Authors
Archer-P; Samuel-E
Source
Injury Free Oklahoma 2010-2015: Strategic Plan for Injury and Violence Prevention. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2009 Oct; :13-17
NIOSHTIC No.
20038782
Abstract
In Oklahoma, approximately 100 occupational injury deaths are reported each year to the Injury Prevention Service. Transportation incidents account for the highest number of deaths, followed by agriculture-related deaths. From January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2007, 1,122 workers in Oklahoma lost their lives to work-related deaths - an average of 112 deaths per year. Historically, Oklahoma's annual death rate has been higher than the national average. Twenty-four percent of deaths occurred among workers between 35 and 44 years of age, and 20% of deaths were among those 45 to 54 years of age. Ninety-three percent of all work-related deaths were among males. Sixty-nine percent of work-related incidents occurred between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., with the highest occurrences between noon and 4:00 p.m. The leading causes of work-related deaths included motor vehicle crashes (37%), machinery (16%), and falls from elevation (12%). Truck driving/delivery was the occupation resulting in the greatest number of fatalities (24%), followed by farming/ranching (17%), and construction (10%). Workers who were involved in fatal injuries most frequently suffered multiple traumatic injuries (35%). Traumatic head injuries accounted for 21% of fatalities and traumatic chest injuries accounted for 7%. Occupational health indicator data revealed that Oklahoma rates were higher than national rates for the following work-related conditions: hospitalizations, amputations, and pesticide-associated illnesses/injuries reported to poison control centers. Work-related rates were lower in Oklahoma than the United States for hospitalized burn injuries, pneumoconiosis and malignant mesothelioma as well as for elevated blood lead levels.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Burns; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Transportation-industry; Transportation-workers; Age-factors; Sex-factors; Motor-vehicles; Machine-operation; Truck-drivers; Head-injuries; Pneumoconiosis; Surveillance-programs
Contact
Injury Prevention Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Publication Date
20091001
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-613938; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008342
Source Name
Injury Free Oklahoma 2010-2015: Strategic Plan for Injury and Violence Prevention
State
OK
Performing Organization
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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