The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system identified machinery-related incidents as the second leading cause of traumatic occupational fatalities in the United States between 1980 and 1989.
These incidents resulted in 8,505 civilian worker deaths and an average annual fatality rate of. 80 per 100,000 workers.
Workers aged 65 years and older had 5. 8 times the fatality rate of workers aged 16 to 64 years (4.06 vs. 70).
The highest industry-specific rate was noted in agriculture, forestry, and fishing (7.47).
Tractors and other agricultural machinery were associated with nearly 9 of every 10 fatal machinery-related incidents involving workers aged 65 or older.
Although numerous studies of agricultural machinery-related fatalities are found in the literature, detailed analyses of machinery-related fatalities in the construction industry as well as analyses of work situations and risk factors associated with fatal injuries are needed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Mortalité, Accident travail, Machine, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Industrie, Age, Surveillance sanitaire, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Mortality, Occupational accident, Machine, Epidemiology, Human, United States, North America, America, Industry, Age, Sanitary surveillance, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0122949
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 199608.