An examination of occupational fatalities involving impact-related head injuries in the construction industry.
Head injuries are the reason for which workers'compensation claims are most frequently filed and have the highest average cost per claim.
The purpose of this study was to identify the construction industry trades with the greatest risk for an occupational fatality due to impact-related head injuries.
Proportionate mortality ratios identified the highway and streets construction trades as having over three times the expected number offatalities (P<0. 01) due to impact-related head injuries than expected, while the heavy construction trades had over two times the expected number offatalities (P<0.01) due to impact-related head injuries.
The majority of these fatalities were the result of vehicle incidents and the worker's being struck by various forms of equipment that were in the process of being moved.
Prevention strategies should be focused on vehicle safety, driver education, safe material handling, and the use of hard hats.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Crânioencéphalique, Accident travail, Homme, Industrie construction, Médecine travail, Facteur risque, Mortalité, Prévention, Illinois, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Encéphale pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Craniocerebral, Occupational accident, Human, Construction industry, Occupational medicine, Risk factor, Mortality, Prevention, Illinois, United States, North America, America, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Cerebral disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0256091
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 11/09/1998.