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Ambulance crashes: fatality factors for EMS workers.
Emerg Med Serv 2005 Jun; 34(6):71, 73-74
In a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report article published in February 2003, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified 27 EMS worker fatalities in ambulance crashes reported in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) for 1991-2000. This article presents a more in-depth look at the 25 crashes that resulted in these 27 fatalities, focusing primarily on ambulance configurations, roadway and environmental conditions, and driver-related factors.
Occupational-hazards; Occupational-accidents; Emergency-care; Emergency-responders; Emergency-response; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Accidents; Accident-statistics; Accident-rates; Drivers
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Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
Emergency Medical Services
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