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Citation

Janicak CA, Deal GA. J. Trauma 1999; 47(6): 1084-1087.

Affiliation

Department of Health Sciences, Illinois State University, Normal 61790-5220, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1999, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

10608537

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Forklift rollovers account for approximately 18% of all fatalities involving forklifts and many of the more serious injuries in the workplace. METHODS: Proportionate mortality ratios were calculated by using Occupational Safety and Health Administration fatality inspection records for forklift rollovers that resulted in a fatality by industry. An analysis of variance procedure was performed on the average ages of the victims by industry. RESULTS: The retail trades industry had a significantly higher (p < 0.05) than expected proportion of fatalities attributable to forklift rollovers. The analysis of variance identified significant differences in the average ages of the victims; however, post hoc comparisons did not yield significant differences. CONCLUSION: The majority of the fatalities in the retail trades industry occurred in the building materials, garden supply, and hardware retail trades. Engineering and administrative prevention measures are discussed.

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