Fatalities and injuries resulting from motor vehicle-related industries can be statistically accounted for by workmen's compensation data. This articles cites data from the New York State Labor Department, specifically that from 22 selected industries out of 100 documented. In studies injuries stem from industries involving both stationary and moving vehicles, giving distributions by vehicle types and tabular percentages of injuries according to industry. Characteristics of types of injuries are given, as well as statistics on the particular body part injured, the type of accident, and objects involved in the accidents. Conclusions that can be drawn from these data are that in regard to stationary vehicles which may be used as a working surface (as in the case of loading and unloading), vehicles must be designed with this consideration in mind in order to protect workers from slips and falls. In the case of moving motor vehicles, state inspections must be geared to detect any mechanical deficiencies, and efforts toward improving driver skills must be made. Although these data only relate to New York State, they give an indication of the large percentage of accidents that result from motor vehicles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

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  • Authors:
    • Slobodon, A J
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 57-61
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM