Forklift truck accidents are a common cause of occupational injury and death.
The authors review deaths resulting from forklift accidents cases in the years 1984- 1992 in Cook County, Illinois (which contains the large city of Chicago).
The fatal injuries, the characteristics of the victims, and the circumstances of the deaths are examined.
A forklift striking a pedestrian or crushing the operator when tipping over or falling off a dock or truck were the most common causes of death in this study.
The authors compare their findings with those found in the literature on the characteristics and prevention of forklift accidents.
Also, they comment on the role of the medical examiner's or coroner's office in the investigation of these work-related deaths.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident travail, Traumatisme, Elévateur fourche, Homme, Mort, Epidémiologie, Illinois, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine légale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational accident, Trauma, Fork lift truck, Human, Death, Epidemiology, Illinois, United States, North America, America, Legal medicine
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