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Fire and flame related events with multiple occupational injury fatalities in the United States, 1980-1995.
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PMID:  12462159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system recorded 1587 fire and flame related occupational fatalities among the civilian workforce in the United States between 1980 and 1995. Of these fatalities, 433 resulted from 127 incidents that involved two or more victims. For purposes of this study, these victims were categorized into one of three cause-of-death classifications: burns, inhalation or other traumatic injury. The classification 'Burns' accounted for 232 or just over one-half of the fatalities and an additional 172 cases were coded as inhalation. Other traumatic injury was named as the cause of death for another 23 fatalities or five percent of the multiple victims. The cause of death for the remaining six fatalities could not be determined from the death certificates. This study revealed the similarities and disparities of the demographic and employment characteristics associated with these three cause-of-death classifications.
Elyce Anne Biddle; Daniel Hartley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury control and safety promotion     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1566-0974     ISO Abbreviation:  Inj Control Saf Promot     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-03     Completed Date:  2002-12-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100941859     Medline TA:  Inj Control Saf Promot     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
Analysis and Field Evaluations Branch, Division of Safety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505-2888, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational / mortality*,  statistics & numerical data*
Age Distribution
Burns / complications*,  mortality*
Fires / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Multiple Trauma / etiology*,  mortality*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Time Factors
United States / epidemiology

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