|Document ID (ISN)||54229|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Sniezek J.E., Horiagon T.M.
||Medical-examiner-reported fatal occupational injuries, North Carolina, 1978-1984
||July 1989, Vol.15, No.6, p.669-678. 18 ref.
||Fatal occupational injuries are a major public health problem in the U.S. Utilising a medical examiner database from North Carolina, 1,233 fatal work-related injuries were identified in a 7-year time period. Twelve percent of these deaths were in out-of-state residents. For men, highest risk industries were forestry/fishery, agriculture, trade, and transportation/public utilities/communications. Only 4% of deaths occurred in women. The most common manner of death in women was homicide. Highest-risk industries for women were agriculture, trade, and transportation/public utilities/communications. Of 902 decedents tested, alcohol was found in 11%, and 7% had levels at or above 100mg%. Because of its completeness, the North Carolina Medical Examiner System is a useful tool to use in the surveillance of fatal occupational injuries.
||North Carolina; occupational accidents; fatalities; notification of occupational accidents; USA; analysis of accident causes
||alcohol consumption and accidents; dangerous work; age; communications; sex-linked differences; risk factors; agriculture and forestry; fishing; causes of accidents; public transport
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Alcohol and drug abuse
Reporting of occupational accidents
Notification of accidents and diseases