PREVENTING MOTOR VEHICLE RELATED BURNS

Results of the 1974-75 upstate New York survey of hospitalized burns identify motor vehicle related burns as an important contributor to burn morbidity (8.4% of the total number of hospitalized burn injuries). Males are at high risk compared to females, and the age group 15-24 years is at high risk compared to the population as a whole. Extent of injury and type of burn for the various vehicle categories are considered. Scalds from radiator boil-overs, flame burns from vehicle repair work and traffic accidents, contact burns from motorcycle exhaust components, and burns from fires and explosions on boats are identified as important injury situations. Potential prevention strategies on these injury situations are discussed.(a) /TRRL/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Baptiste, M S
    • Feck, G
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Accession Number: 00197021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM