|Document ID (ISN)||108897|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Buckley J.P., Sestito J.P., Hunting K.L.
||Fatalities in the landscape and horticultural services industry, 1992-2001
||Sep. 2008, Vol.51, No.9, p.701-713. Illus. 38 ref.
||Although landscape and horticultural services workers have high injury and illness rates, little is known about fatalities in this industry. Census and population survey data were analyzed to determine fatality rates and causes of landscaping deaths from 1992 to 2001. There were 1101 fatalities during the 10-year period in the United States, with an average fatality rate of 13.50 deaths per 100,000 full-time employees. In 2001, the landscaping fatality rate was 3.33 times the all-industry rate. The leading causes of death were transportation incidents (27%), contact with objects or equipment (27%), falls (24%), exposure to harmful substances and environments (18%), and assaults and violent acts (4%). The fatality rate for African American landscapers was 1.51 times the rate for white workers. Fatalities were also common among self-employed and young workers.
||USA; frequency rates; horticulture; fatalities
||falls of persons; race-linked differences; harmful substances; violence; causes of accidents; statistical evaluation; striking against objects; road vehicles
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
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