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Document ID (ISN)54229
CIS number 90-1183
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sniezek J.E., Horiagon T.M.
Title Medical-examiner-reported fatal occupational injuries, North Carolina, 1978-1984
Bibliographic information July 1989, Vol.15, No.6, p.669-678. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) North Carolina; occupational accidents; fatalities; notification of occupational accidents; USA; analysis of accident causes
Descriptors (secondary) alcohol consumption and accidents; dangerous work; age; communications; sex-linked differences; risk factors; agriculture and forestry; fishing; causes of accidents; public transport
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Reporting of occupational accidents
Accident research
Notification of accidents and diseases