Occupational Injuries Among North Carolina Migrant Farmworkers

  • Ciesielski, Stephen;
  • Hall, S. Paige;
  • Sweeney, Maureen A.


A population-based cross-sectional study of occupational injuries among a random sample of 287 migrant farmworkers demonstrated frequent obstacles to health care; 65% (11/17) of the more seriously injured subjects did not receive prompt care or never received care. Subjects not receiving prompt care were twice as likely to have incomplete recovery. Employers covered medical expenses for only 5/13 (38%) of the injured workers, and only 3/15 were compensated for lost work. This study indicate that comprehensive Workers' Compensation coverage is urgently needed in North Carolina.


JOURNAL: Am J Public Health. 1991; 81(7): 926-927.

Note: American Journal of Public Health.

NLOM ID#: 91273222 .

Publication #: 91273222

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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