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Fatal occupational injuries - United States, 1980-1997.
MMWR 2001 Apr; 50(16):317-320
CDC monitors deaths from occupational injuries through the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system. This report provides an overview of traumatic occupational deaths among civilian workers from NTOF from 1980 through 1997, the most recent year for which data are available. The data presented in this report indicate a decrease in occupational deaths over this period with mining, agriculture/forestry/fishing, and construction having the highest death rates; motor-vehicle crashes were the leading cause of injury-related deaths for U.S. workers. State health departments and others involved in prevention of occupational injuries can use the data to prioritize intervention programs. NTOF contains information obtained from death certificates from the vital statistics reporting units in the 50 states, New York City, and the District of Columbia. Crude death rates per 100,000 workers were calculated as the number of deaths among civilian workers for each year divided by the number of employed civilians for each year. Employment estimates for rate calculations were obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) Current Population Survey (CPS), a population-based, household-sample survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population. These data were extracted from the BLS Employment and Earnings and the CPS monthly microdata files. Employment data used for rate calculations were based on the number of workers.
Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Motor-vehicles; Accident-rates; Agriculture; Mining-industry; Fishing-industry; Forestry; Construction-industry; Occupational-accidents; Occupations; Surveillance-programs; Information-retrieval-systems; Region-10; Region-3; Region-4; Region-5; Region-6; Region-8; Region-9; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Workers; Age-groups; Sex-factors; Racial-factors
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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division