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Fatal occupational accidents in Ontario, 1986-1989.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8427254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined 470 fatal occupational accidents in Ontario, 1986-1989, that met eligibility criteria. Homicides and most accidents on public roads were excluded. Information was obtained from coroners' files and records of the provincial Ministry of Labour. Levels of alcohol likely to produce impairment were found in six subjects (2% of the two-thirds of fatalities tested). Cannabis was detected in 3.9% of cases (17% of those tested), but other illegal drugs were not found. Recommendations of coroner's juries showed that organizational factors were considered relevant on many occasions, although language and literacy were rarely mentioned. The incidence rate rose steadily with age. Other data items were examined, although, because of missing information and/or lack of denominator data for many of them, the conclusions that can be drawn are limited. Among these tentative findings was that more fatal accidents occurred in the first half of the shift than in the second half.
H S Shannon; L Hope; L Griffith; D Stieb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of industrial medicine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0271-3586     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ind. Med.     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-04     Completed Date:  1993-03-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101110     Medline TA:  Am J Ind Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Occupational Health Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational / mortality*
Age Factors
Middle Aged
Ontario / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology

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