Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE), annual report 2007, occupational fatalities.
Rischitelli-G; Hammond-T; Zoller-E; Douglas-J
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Oregon Health and Science University 2010 Mar; :1-32
In 2007, Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation recorded 66 fatal occupational incidents, with 68 worker deaths. The number represents a rate of 3.7 fatalities per 100,000 employed workers in the civilian labor force in Oregon. The national worker fatality rate in 2007 was 3.8 (CFOI). The following notable trends occurred in 2007. Incidents occurred most frequently in construction occupations, associated mostly with fall hazards. A number of incidents of violence occurred in agricultural occupations. Incidents among the oldest workers (aged 65+) all occurred while operating or working around large trucks, tractors, or other mobile machinery. At the state level, the relatively small number of cases each year allows the details of every case to be known; but to discern patterns and root causes, each case still needs summary information - coding for industry, occupation, and event, as well as time, place, and personal information, plus a brief descriptive narrative. Reviewing assigned codes for 2007 fatal occupational incidents in Oregon by industry (NAICS), occupation (SOC), and event (OIICS) revealed two anomalies that other coders of occupational injuries may find worth observing.
Occupational-accidents; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Demographic-characteristics; Region-10; Age-groups; Age-factors; Men; Women; Racial-factors; Industrial-environment; Industrial-exposures; Industrial-hazards
Oregon Health and Science University
Oregon Department of Human Services