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Author(s): Asma Kausar | P. S. Varghese

Journal: International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research
ISSN 2229-3809

Volume: 2;
Issue: 12;
Start page: 494;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Occupation | Mortality | Construction workers

Background and Objective: India, being a fast developing nation, is looking forward a rapid growth in the economical status & infrastructure. Accordingly, there was a boom in the Real estate sector which led to exuberant constructions of multi-storeyed buildings. In the past two decades, India has witnessed rapid urbanization, motorization, industrialization and migration of people resulting from socioeconomic growth and development. With mechanization and revolution in technology, traditional ways of living and working are being altered. Injuries are a major public health problem in India. Lack of reliable and good quality national or regional data has thwarted their recognition. Methods: The present study is a retrospective study conducted at St. Johns Medical College. All the Autopsied cases of Occupational deaths which occurred from 2001-2010 over a period of 10 years were studied and analysed. Result: When a year wise percentage of fatalities was analysed, in year 2007 had a significantly high fatalities. It was found that significant increase in death was found to be in Manual construction labourers of migratory population at evening time due to Shock and Haemorrhage. Conclusion: A steep increase in deaths during the period of Real Estate boom was observed.

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