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Fatal injuries in offshore oil and gas operations - United States, 2003-2010.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23615672     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
During 2003-2010, the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry (onshore and offshore, combined) had a collective fatality rate seven times higher than for all U.S. workers (27.1 versus 3.8 deaths per 100,000 workers). The 11 lives lost in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion provide a reminder of the hazards involved in offshore drilling. To identify risk factors to offshore oil and gas extraction workers, CDC analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), a comprehensive database of fatal work injuries, for the period 2003-2010. This report describes the results of that analysis, which found that 128 fatalities in activities related to offshore oil and gas operations occurred during this period. Transportation events were the leading cause (65 [51%]); the majority of these involved aircraft (49 [75%]). Nearly one fourth (31 [24%]) of the fatalities occurred among workers whose occupations were classified as "transportation and material moving." To reduce fatalities in offshore oil and gas operations, employers should ensure that the most stringent applicable transportation safety guidelines are followed.
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1545-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-25     Completed Date:  2013-06-07     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Occupational / mortality*
Extraction and Processing Industry / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Oil and Gas Fields
Petroleum*
United States / epidemiology
Wounds and Injuries / mortality*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Petroleum
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 May 10;62(18):373

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