Using a surveillance system that captures data on construction workers treated in an urban emergency department, we identified a series of injuries caused by vessels and tools under air pressure.
We describe those six cases, as well as similar cases found in the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries ; we also review data from the National Surveillance for Traumatic Occupational Fatalities database and data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Among the injuries and deaths for which we had good case descriptions, the majority would have been prevented by adherence to existing Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards in the construction industry.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident travail, Médecine travail, Industrie construction, Homme, Réservoir sous pression, Etude cas, Historique, Condition travail, Sécurité chantier
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational accident, Occupational medicine, Construction industry, Human, Pressurized tank, Case study, Case history, Working condition, Construction site safety
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0158315
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 16/11/1999.