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Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE), annual report 2008, 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 2011 Jul; :1-30
In 2008, Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation recorded 57 fatal occupational incidents, with 60 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 2008 was 3.7 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers (CFOI). The following notable trends occurred in 2008. Violence was the second most common category of events in 2008, with 9 involving suicide, mostly related to financial crisis and family problems. A higher proportion of incidents than usual involved middle-aged workers, aged 45-64. Violence accounted for one-fourth of the incidents. All suicide victims were aged 48-58. Only one incident involved an older worker, aged 77. Transportation and contact events involving mobile machinery and heavy trucks were a principal source of fatal injury, including tractors and farm machinery, dump trucks, construction equipment, trailer rigs, a skidder, and an all-terrain vehicle.
Occupational-accidents; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Demographic-characteristics; Age-groups; Age-factors; Men; Women; Racial-factors; Transportation-industry; Transportation-workers; Machine-operators; Surveillance-programs; Risk-analysis
OR-FACE/CROET L606, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239-3098
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Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE), Annual Report 2008, Occupational Fatalities
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