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Prevalence of overexertion injuries in the U.S. metal-nonmetal mining industry.
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9374, 1994 Jan; :1-8
The U.S. Bureau of Mines is currently researching the relationship between level of back strength and the probability of low back injury. This IC is a review of the literature and statistics on overexertion injuries. Overexertion continues to be a significant source of injury in metal and nonmetal mining, accounting for approximately 24 pct of all injuries yearly. The job categories most affected are 'Mechanic/Electrician' and 'Mill/Plant Worker.' The age group most affected is '30-39' years, and the experience group most affected is '0-.99' years. The most prevalent type of overexertion injury is 'Strain/Sprain,' and the trunk is the body part most often involved in an overexertion injury.
Backache; Musculoskeletal-disorders; Coal-mining; Strains; Mineral-industry; Industrial-accidents; Injuries; Overexertion
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9374
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