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Fatal occupational injuries in the South Delhi construction industry: a retrospective study.
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PMID:  15895644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and forty-five unselected autopsy cases of construction site accidents received from South Delhi were studied during the period from 1996--2002. Data for the study was gathered from autopsy reports and hospital records. The cases represented approximately 1.61% of all autopsy cases received from South Delhi at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (India). Data was analysed with regard to the age and sex of the victim, the part of the body involved, the manner of accident, the cause of death and the pattern of injuries in different body regions. Death occurred at the scene of the fatal event in thirty-four cases; forty-three cases were dead on arrival at the hospital; sixty-eight cases died after being admitted to the hospital. Ethanol was detected in the blood of 16% of the cases.
R Rautji; S Lalwani; T D Dogra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-17     Completed Date:  2005-06-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Forensic Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 411040, India.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational / prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data*
Age Distribution
Cause of Death
India / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / mortality*,  prevention & control
Wounds and Injuries / mortality*,  prevention & control

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