INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH HAZARDS INVOLVING MOTOR VEHICLE "JACK FAILURES"

Jacks are devices used to lift a motor vehicle off the ground for servicing or other repairs. "Jack failures" are defined as situations in which the vehicle is believed to have moved either as a result of the jack or car shifting, or as a result of the jack collapsing or losing pressure needed to hold the vehicle. National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) data on persons treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with motor vehicle "jack failures" were examined to determine the action and activity involved in producing the injury, the injury diagnosis and severity, the body region most often injured, and the age of the injured person.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Research Note
    • Publisher: National Center for Statistics and Analysis

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00797184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 858
  • Files: HSL, NTL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2000 12:00AM