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Fatal falls in the U.S. construction industry, 1992-2008.
Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace: Proceedings of International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-103, 2011 Nov; :229-232
This study profiles fatal falls in construction from 1992 to 2008. The findings show that fatal falls are still the leading cause of death in construction, and that the proportion of fatal falls had increased when the economy was in the peak before its recent downturn. Risk of fatal falls varied among construction occupations and demographic groups. To reduce fatal falls, fall prevention strategies should target Hispanic workers, in particular those who are foreignborn; older workers who are age 55 or older, and young workers who are under 20 years old. New workers and workers who are employed in small construction establishments also need special attention and prevention efforts.
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Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace: Proceedings of International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection
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