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Burn injuries in teen restaurant workers.
Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2009 May; :1
A total of 104 restaurant and food service workers were hospitalized in Oklahoma burn centers for work-related burn injuries from 1988 to 2006. Eighteen (17%) of these workers were under 20 years of age. One-third of the burns involved more than 10% total body surface area. Burns and scalds may occur while teens are working as fry cooks, preparing or serving hot foods or drinks, cleaning dishes, and even delivering.
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Age-factors; Age-groups; Food-handlers; Food-services; Burns
Feng Li, MD, MPH, MS, Pam Archer, M.P.H., Oklahoma State Department of Health, Injury Prevention Service, 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Burn Injuries in Teen Restaurant Workers
Oklahoma State Department of Health
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