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Occupational Fatalities Involving Hispanic Workers in the Construction Industry

Author(s): Christopher A. Janicak

Journal: Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology
ISSN 2162-5999

Volume: 03;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Occupational Fatalities | Hispanic Workers | Construction Industry

This study examined occupational fatality cases involving Hispanic workers that occurred from 2005 to 2009 in the United States. During this period, approximately 26 percent of all fatalities in the construction industry involved Hispanic workers resulting in significantly greater odds for Hispanic workers of being the victim of an occupational fatality due to falls and contact with objects. These increased odds also occurred across most age groups. Prevention measures presented include focusing efforts on construction industry trades that employ younger Hispanic workers and expose them to fall and contact with objects hazards.

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