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Archer P; Wendling T
Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2008 Sep; :1
From 1988-2006, 1,292 persons were hospitalized in a burn center and 146 died a result of a work-related burn injury. One hundred twelve (9%) of these injuries (including 2 deaths) were the result of a chemical burn. Chemical burns can be severe and result in a high number of lost workdays. Although more than two-thirds of the chemical burns involved less than 10% of the body surface area, one person was hospitalized 61 days with burns to 50% of their body.
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Personal-protective-equipment; Chemical-burns; Cleaning-compounds
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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