Work-related injury deaths among Hispanics - United States, 1992-2006.
Cierpich-H; Styles-L; Harrison-R; Davis-L; Chester-D; Lefkowitz-D; Valiante-D; Richardson-S; Castillo-D; Romano-N; Baron-S
JAMA J Am Med Assoc 2008 Dec; 300(21):2479-2480
Hispanics are among the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. workforce. In 2006, an estimated 19.6 million workers in the United States were Hispanic, 56% of whom were foreign born. To characterize work-related injury deaths among Hispanic workers in the United States, CDC, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and certain state agencies analyzed data from 1992-2006. This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicated that, during 1992-2006, a total of 11,303 Hispanic workers died from work-related injuries. The death rate for Hispanic workers decreased during this period; however, the rate was consistently higher than the rate for all U.S. workers, and the proportion of deaths among foreign-born Hispanic workers increased over time. During 2003-2006, 34% of Hispanic worker deaths occurred in the construction industry. Additional efforts are needed to reduce the risk for death among Hispanic workers because of projected increases in their employment, involvement in work with high risk for injury, susceptibility to miscommunication caused by language differences, and other potential risks associated with culture and economic status.
Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Racial-factors; Traumatic-injuries; Injuries; Workers; Surveillance-programs; Statistical-analysis; Training; Education; Construction; Agriculture; Transportation
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008329; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008466; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008468
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities; Wholesale and Retail Trade
Journal of the American Medical Association
CA; MA; MI; NJ; OH; WV; DC
Michigan State Department of Labor and Economic Growth