|Document ID (ISN)||101053|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Biddle E.A., Hartley D.
||Fire- and flame-related occupational fatalities in the United States, 1980-1994
||Apr. 2000, Vol.42, No.4, p.430-437. Illus. 22 ref.
||03-0365.pdf [in English]
||The NIOSH National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system recorded 1518 fire-related occupational fatalities among the civilian workforce in the United States between 1980 and 1994. The fatalities resulted from 1221 separate incidents, of which 122 involved more than one victim and accounted for 419 deaths. Nearly four out of ten fatalities resulting from a multiple-victim fire were workers in the manufacturing industry. Similarly, the highest frequency of fatalities in single-victim events, over one fourth, were in manufacturing. Although this study sheds light on selected characteristics of these fatalities, additional research on the causal factors associated with single and multiple victim events is needed to present specific recommendations for prevention efforts.
||occupational accidents; fatalities; fire; USA
||manufacturing industries; analysis of accident causes; frequency rates; statistical trends; causes of accidents; public OSH institutions
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards