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Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2008 Jul; :1
Unintentional falls are the third leading cause of deaths in the workplace. Each year, an average of 14 workers experience a fatal fall while on-the-job in Oklahoma. In 2006, workers' compensation paid for over 300 inpatient hospital stays due to fall-related injuries. Falls, whether on the same level or at great heights, have the potential to cause severe injuries regardless of industry or occupation. The leading types of fatal falls are falls from buildings, scaffolds, and ladders. Industries at greatest risk include construction, telecommunications, and oil and gas.
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Fall-protection; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Personal-protective-equipment
Pam Archer, M.P.H., Tracy Wendling, M.P.H., Oklahoma State Department of Health, Injury Prevention Service, 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division