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Fatal injuries among landscape services workers.
Cincinnati, OH: 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. 2008-144, 2008 Oct; :1-4
An average of 197 landscape services workers died from on-the-job injuries each year between 2003 and 2006. The fatality rate for the landscape services industry, about 25 deaths per 100,000 workers, is similar to that for more recognized high-risk industries such as agriculture and mining. Although landscape services workers make up 0.8% of the U.S. workforce, they experienced 3.5% of the total occupational fatalities. Landscape services workers complete jobs such as landscape and irrigation installation, lawn care, tree removal, general landscape maintenance and snow removal.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Lawn-and-garden-equipment; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Forestry-workers; Landscape-services-workers; Groundskeeping-workers; Surveillance-programs
NTIS Accession No.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2008-144
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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