During 1981, six hundred and two farming, industrial and chainsaw injuries were treated in four midland general hospitals (twenty-eight of these female). Two hundred and fifteen were major injuries and three hundred and eighty seven were minor. Farming accounted for two hundred and six of the injuries, industry for three hundred and forty and chainsaws for fifty seven.
There was a peak of farming accidents during the summer months and a peak of industrial accidents in the 16-25 year age group. Thirty six of the fifty seven saw injuries were serious injuries to the head, neck and trunk.
There were five fatalities during the year, three farming and two industrial, in the region. The majority of injuries could have been avoided.
JOURNAL AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ID#
JOURNAL: Ir Med J. 1984; 77(9): 277-283.
Note: Irish Medical Journal.NLOM ID#: 85006235 .
Publication #: 85006235
This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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