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Fatal falls among Massachusetts construction workers.

Authors
Occupational Health Surveillance Program Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Source
Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2012 Apr; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20042885
Abstract
Construction workers create the structures that shape our lives. They build our homes and schools, repair our roads and bridges, create office parks, supermarkets, hospitals, sports arenas... And they are at high risk of being fatally injured on the job. In Massachusetts over the last five years, 78 construction workers were fatally injured at work - more workers than in any other industry. Over half of these workers (44 of 78) fell to their deaths. The rate of fatal falls among construction workers was more than nine times the average rate for all workers in the state (4.9 versus 0.5 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers). This special topic report focuses on fatal falls to a lower level in construction.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Fall-protection; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Surveillance-programs; Statistical-analysis; Information-systems; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Ladders; Roofers; Scaffolds; Height-factors
Contact
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
Publication Date
20120401
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008490
Source Name
Fatal falls among Massachusetts construction workers
State
MA
Performing Organization
Massachusetts State Department of Public Health - Boston
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