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Document ID (ISN)111308
CIS number 10-0873
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shishlov K.S., Schoenfisch A.L., Myers D.J., Lipscomb H.J.
Title Non-fatal construction industry fall-related injuries treated in US emergency departments, 1998-2005
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.54, p.128-135. Illus. 42 ref.
Abstract Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System occupational supplement (NEISS-Work) were used to describe fall-related injuries treated in US emergency departments among workers in the construction industry (1998-2005). Based on NEISS-Work estimates, 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; construction industry; occupational accidents; falls of persons
Descriptors (secondary) ladders; scaffolds; age-linked differences; causes of accidents; falls from heights; frequency rates; severity rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Falls from heights
Construction industry and civil engineering