TABLE 3-4 Studies of Work-Related Deaths of Adolescents

Study

Population/Source

Sample

Job Type

Event

Castillo et al., 1994

16-and 17-year olds/National Traumatic Occupational Fatality Surveillance System, 1980–1987 death certificate data

670 nonmilitary deaths

16.4% agriculture, forestry, fishing

8.8% construction

8.4% services

6.3% retail trade

5.1% manufacturing

3.7% transportation, public utilities

2.1% mining

1.5% wholesale trade

0.6% other

47.2% not classified

24.2% motor vehicle related

16.9% machine related

11.9% electrocution

9.6% homicide

5.7% falls

4.6% struck by falling object

2.1% mining

4.3% suffocation

3.7% drowning

3.0% poisoning

2.5% natural and environmental

13.6% other

Cooper and Rothstein, 1995

Under 18-years-old in Texas/Death certificates 1980–1990

125 work-related deaths, ages 6–17

23% farm

15% construction

10% mining/oil

24% motor vehicle injuries

17% machinery (usually agricultural)



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