Occupational injury in North Carolina.
NC Med J 2010 Nov-Dec; 71(6):569-573
In 2008, 161 North Carolina workers died from work-related injuries, 3,324 were hospitalized, and 119,000 reported work-related injuries. Workers' compensation costs in the state exceeded $1.3 billion in 2007. Concerted efforts by the private and public sectors will be needed to reach goals to reduce the incidence of occupational injuries.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-rates; Accident-prevention; Accident-statistics; Accidents; Traumatic-injuries; Public-health; Surveillance
Dawn N. Castillo, MPH chief, Surveillance and Field Investigations Branch, Division of Safety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia
North Carolina Medical Journal