Sprain/strain back injuries in New South Wales underground coal mining.
Data on all NSW underground mine one day lost time injuries over the period 1st July 1986 to 31st December 1988 were analysed (n=14956).
An analytical cross-sectional study of all sprain/strain back injuries (SSBI) in relation to other sprain/strain injuries and all other injuries showed the following:
(1) SSBI contributed 20.6% of all injuries in underground coal mining;
(2) SSBI frequently recurred;
(3) SSBI accounted for more lost days per injury than other sprain/strain injuries and other injuries;
(4) 67.6% of SSBI were a result of over-exertion and 21.0% the result of a fall;
(5) 31.2% of SSBI involved handling;
(6) Mining equipment was involved in 64.3% of SSBI.
Mots-clés Pascal : Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Entorse, Rachis pathologie, Traumatisme, Rachis, Exposition professionnelle, Mine charbon, Homme, Epidémiologie, Accident travail, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Médecine travail, Pays de Galles
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Sprain, Disease of the spine, Trauma, Spine, Occupational exposure, Coal mine, Human, Epidemiology, Occupational accident, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Occupational medicine, Wales
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