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Fatal falls in the U.S. construction industry, 1992-2008.

Authors
Dong-XS; Wang-X
Source
Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace: Proceedings of International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-103, 2011 Nov; :229-232
NIOSHTIC No.
20039957
Abstract
This study profiles fatal falls in construction from 1992 to 2008. The findings show that fatal falls are still the leading cause of death in construction, and that the proportion of fatal falls had increased when the economy was in the peak before its recent downturn. Risk of fatal falls varied among construction occupations and demographic groups. To reduce fatal falls, fall prevention strategies should target Hispanic workers, in particular those who are foreignborn; older workers who are age 55 or older, and young workers who are under 20 years old. New workers and workers who are employed in small construction establishments also need special attention and prevention efforts.
Keywords
Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Accident-statistics; Age-factors; Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Equipment-design; Fall-protection; Health-protection; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Mortality-rates; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Racial-factors; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-education; Safety-engineering; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Statistical-analysis; Training; Traumatic-injuries; Work-analysis; Workplace-studies
Publication Date
20111101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-009762; B12072011
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace: Proceedings of International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection
State
WV; MD
Performing Organization
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
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