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Work-related deaths in Washington State, 1998-2002.

Authors
Cohen-MA; Clark-RE; Silverstein-B; Sjostrom-T; Spielholz-P
Source
J Saf Res 2006 Aug; 37(3):307-319
NIOSHTIC No.
20038897
Abstract
Introduction: In Washington State, 87 workers are killed each year, on average, while in work status. To understand these incidents and to assist in focusing on and development of potential prevention measures, they must be well characterized. Methods: Work-related fatalities between the years 1998 and 2002 are described by the demographics of the victims, types of incidents, the victims' occupations, and industries and location in which they worked. Results: Motor vehicle- and machinery-related incidents accounted for nearly 33% and 14% of the incidents, respectively. Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, and mining (n=87), and construction (n=83) had the most fatalities. Fatality rates per 100,000 workers for these industries were 25.7 and 8.7, respectively, compared to the state-wide average of 3.1 fatalities/100,000 workers. Discussion: These data indicate numerous areas for prevention of work-related traumatic injuries and fatalities.
Keywords
Accident-prevention; Demographic-characteristics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Quantitative-analysis; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Statistical-analysis; Traumatic-injuries; Author Keywords: Work-related fatalities; Injury surveillance system; Injury prevention; Washington State
Contact
Randy E. Clark, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330, USA
CODEN
JSFRAV
Publication Date
20060801
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
claa235@lni.wa.gov
Funding Amount
132280
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008336; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0022-4375
Source Name
Journal of Safety Research
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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