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Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE), annual report 2006, occupational fatalities.

Authors
Rischitelli-G; Rothlein-J; Hammond-T; Zoller-E; Douglas-J
Source
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Oregon Health and Science University 2008 Aug; :1-32
NIOSHTIC No.
20039150
Abstract
In 2006, Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation recorded 67 fatal occupational incidents, and 79 worker deaths. The number represents a rate of 4.4 worker fatalities per 100,000 employed workers in the civilian labor force in Oregon, higher than the national rate of 3.9 (CFOI 2006). OR-FACE produces investigation reports for a selection of incidents according to priority areas defined by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in combination with local areas of concern. The frequency of priority incidents in 2006 occurred in the following order: Forestry/Logging-12; Machine-related (also mobile machinery)-8; Construction-7; Agriculture-6; Hispanic workers-6; Youth (under age 18)-0; Street and highway work zones-0. The following notable trends occurred in 2006. Motor vehicle transportation events, and incidents involving transportation workers - mostly truck drivers - far surpassed other types of event or occupation (see p. 13-14). Mechanics and maintenance workers rose to the second most frequent occupation for worker fatalities, after transportation, taking the position usually held by construction workers (see p. 13). Numerous cases of delayed death occurred (see p. 31).
Keywords
Occupational-accidents; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Demographic-characteristics; Age-groups; Age-factors; Men; Women; Racial-factors; Transportation-industry; Transportation-workers; Machine-operators; Surveillance-programs; Risk-analysis; Maintenance-workers; Mechanics; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Logging-workers; Forestry-workers
Contact
OR-FACE/CROET L606, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239-3098
Publication Date
20080801
Document Type
Other
Email Address
orface@ohsu.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008472
Source Name
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE), Annual Report 2006, Occupational Fatalities
State
OR
Performing Organization
Oregon Department of Human Services
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