|Document ID (ISN)||111279|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Shishlov K.S., Schoenfisch A.L., Myers D.J., Lipscomb H.J.
||Non-fatal construction industry fall-related injuries treated in US emergency departments, 1998-2005
||2011, Vol.54, p.128-135. Illus. 42 ref.
||Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System occupational supplement (NEISS-Work) were used to describe fall-related injuries treated in United States emergency departments among workers in the construction industry (1998-2005). Based on NEISS-Work estimates, a total of 555,700 non-fatal work-related injuries among workers in the construction industry were the result of a fall, resulting in an annual rate of 70 per 10,000 full-time equivalents. Younger workers had higher rates of falls, whereas older workers were more likely to suffer serious injuries. The majority of the injuries (70%) were precipitated by falls to a lower level from roofs, ladders, and scaffolding.
||USA; injuries; construction industry; falls of persons
||analysis of accident causes; age-linked differences; falls from heights; frequency rates; severity rates
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Falls from heights
Construction industry and civil engineering