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Occupational Falls.


PB299286

Publication Date 1977
Personal Author Snyder, R. G.
Page Count 118
Abstract An analysis of job-related falls occurring in the United States compared broad occupational categories with age, sex, geographic, and month of year distributions of fall injuries and fatalities. The data base utilized was approximately 32,000 cases previously collected in a 1962-63 and more recent 1975-76 study of free-falls, of which 14,870 cases within the occupational age range of 14-75 years were analyzed. Of these, 38% (5,655) were job related and 19.5% (2,904) occurred in the home. Males showed an overall incidence of 42.9% occupationally related free-falls, compared to only 2.1% for females. General occupational-related fall trends as well as fatality and temporal comparisons between the two basic studies is provided. Craftsmen (painters, roofers, linesmen, iron and steel workers, electricians, and carpenters) were found to have the highest occupational incidence of falls. In this population, based upon free-falls (which excludes falls on the same level, down stairs, or other unimpeded falls), approximately 90% of the falls occurred to males at every age level reported from 14-75 years. Thirty-nine cases of elevator falls are included, involving 148 individuals. An analysis of the fall literature as well as an extensive bibliography is provided.
Keywords
  • Injuries
  • Industrial accidents
  • United States
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Distribution
  • Geography
  • Males
  • Females
  • Mortality
  • Data sources
  • Reviews
  • Classifications
  • Statistical data
  • Seasonal variations
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental health
  • Falls
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Highway Safety Research Institute University of Michigan
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Highway Safety Research Inst.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored in part by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Appalachian Lab. for Occupational Safety and Health.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept. 30 Jun-30 Oct 77.
NTIS Issue Number 197925
Occupational Falls.
Occupational Falls.
PB299286

  • Injuries
  • Industrial accidents
  • United States
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Distribution
  • Geography
  • Males
  • Females
  • Mortality
  • Data sources
  • Reviews
  • Classifications
  • Statistical data
  • Seasonal variations
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental health
  • Falls
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Highway Safety Research Institute University of Michigan
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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