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Dia SA, Mohamed AS, Gaye FS, Ndoye EHO, Fall MCG, Soumah MN, Ndiaye M. Pan. Afr. Med. J. 2018; 30: e156.

Vernacular Title

Caractéristiques des accidents du travail et devenir des victimes: à propos de 133 cas déclarés auprès de la Caisse de Sécurité Sociale de Dakar (Sénégal).


Service de Médecine Légale et de Travail, Faculté de Médecine, de Pharmacie et d'Odontologie, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Dakar Fann, Sénégal.


(Copyright © 2018, African Field Epidemiology Network)








INTRODUCTION: Work-related injuries have an impact on social security system of the country, on the victims as well as on their relatives. The objective is the aim of our study was to describe the different characteristics of work-related injuries reported to the Social Security Fund (CSS) in Dakar as well as the socioprofessional course of the victims.

METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study over a period of 5 years, from 2002 to 2006. Data were collected from 133 cases out of 9 308 reported to the CSS. Various parameters were studied: the socioprofessional characteristics of victims and the lesional features of the injuries. The victims were interviewed to gather informations about their socioprofessional history and their professional situation.

RESULTS: The average age of patients was 37,55 years, with a male predominance (99,22 %). BPW (22.6%) and fishing (15%) sectors were most affected. Almost two thirds of injuries happened in the workplace (77.4%). These injuries resulted in fractures in 51.7% of cases and affected the hand in 30.1% of cases. Nearly two thirds of injured subjects (60.9%) had resumed their profession. Thirty one subjects were fired and 12 were redeployed. The average period of temporary total incapacity was 236.7 days. The median annual pension was 1 640 329 CFA Francs (2 504,31 Euros).

CONCLUSION: In Senegal, work-related injuries don't have specific characteristics, as described elsewhere. The low resources allocated to the victims and the lack of supporting social-policy measures explain the different types of suffering of the victims and their families.

Language: fr


Senegal; Work-related injuries; compensation; consequences; disability; family


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