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Work-related mobile machinery deaths, Oklahoma, 1998-2008.
Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, 2010 Aug; :1-4
In the United States in 2007, approximately 800 workers were fatally injured and 69,000 workers were nonfatally injured with days away from work after being struck by, against, or caught in machinery or work-related equipment. In Oklahoma, 940 workers were injured with days away from work in 2007 due to machinery-related incidents. In addition to being struck by or caught in machinery, workers are also injured after falls from machinery, electrocutions when equipment comes in contact with power lines, and collisions with motor vehicles. Many of these injuries involved mobile machinery, heavy equipment that is selfpropelled but not designed for use on public roads. Mobile machinery is common in many industries, including construction, road and highway maintenance, manufacturing, and warehouse management. The Oklahoma State Department of Health Injury Prevention Service began collecting information on all work-related fatalities in July 1997 with funding from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Data are collected from death certificates, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Department of Labor Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Program, and newspaper clippings.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Safety-practices; Age-factors; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Sex-factors; Racial-factors; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Fall-protection; Safety-equipment; Machine-operation; Tractors; Construction-equipment; Road-construction
Injury Prevention Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Work-related Mobile Machinery Deaths, Oklahoma, 1998-2008
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division