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Document ID (ISN)101053
CIS number 03-365
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Biddle E.A., Hartley D.
Title Fire- and flame-related occupational fatalities in the United States, 1980-1994
Bibliographic information Apr. 2000, Vol.42, No.4, p.430-437. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; fatalities; fire; USA
Descriptors (secondary) manufacturing industries; analysis of accident causes; frequency rates; statistical trends; causes of accidents; public OSH institutions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires