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ID (ISN) del documento108897
Número CIS 08-1332
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Buckley J.P., Sestito J.P., Hunting K.L.
Título Fatalities in the landscape and horticultural services industry, 1992-2001
Información bibliográfica Sep. 2008, Vol.51, No.9, p.701-713. Illus. 38 ref.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) Estados Unidos; tasas de frecuencia; horticultura; casos mortales
Descriptores (secundarios) caída de personas; diferencias por raza; substancias nocivas; violencia; causas de los accidentes; valoración estadística; golpe contra los objetos; vehículos de carretera
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultura
Violence and terrorism