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Transportation Workers: Most Exposed to Injury and Death

TRANSPORTATION WORKERS Most Exposed to Injury and Death A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that auto accidents kill more than 40,000 people every year in the United States. Among them, people who drive for a living - truckers, school bus drivers, and cab drivers - are the most exposed to injury and death. Here we take a look at some alarming statistics regarding fatal work injuries caused by transportation incidents. Transportation Jobs, Most Dangerousin America Transportation jobs are included in the top 15 most dangerous professions in America. 4,393 13% people died from fatal work injuries. is the rise of fatal injuries for non-Hispanic Asian workers. 41% of the total fatal occupational injuries reported in 2012 were 2 out of 5 16 states transportation incidents. fatal work injuries were reported an increase in transportation incidents. the number of fatal work injuries. Older Drivers, Most Exposed Those who drive a vehicle for a living are more exposed to accidents as their age increases. FIGURE. Number* and ratet of occupational highway deaths, by year and age group - United States, 2003-2010 1,400 4.0 O 18-54 yrs (no.) 18-54 yrs (rate) O 55-64 yrs (no.) ... 55-64 yrs (rate) O 265 yrs (no.) -- 265 yrs (rate) F 3.5 1,200 - E 3.0 1,000 - 2.5 800 - 2.0 600 - 1.5 400 1.0 200 - 0.5 0.0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Year Factors that contribute to the increase in the fatal crash rate include: Increased susceptibility to injury Decline in vision and Medical complications cognition Workers between 55 and 64 are 50% more exposed to fatal accidents than young employees. Workers 65 and older are 3x more likely to die than their younger counterparts. Truck Accidents ) )) 500,000 5000 130,000 trucking accidents every year in resulting in death number of injuries caused by the United States truck accidents $59,150 average cost of a commercial truck accident Who Isto Blame? 56% 44% Automobile drivers Truck drivers Taxi Cab Accidents Driver fatigue, bad weather, or heavy traffic are some of the causes most cited for taxi cab accidents in the past decade. When not fatal, accidents result in: Sprains and strains 60% Other injuries 21% Bruises 10% 05% Fractures Cuts and punctures 04% Back pain 03% Traumatic injuries and disorders | 01% Bus Accidents Like any other form of motor vehicle transportation, bus accidents are inevitable. Every year, almost 17,000 children are rushed to the hospital for treatment of injuries resulted from bus accidents. Most common causes of bus accidents include: Line of sight obstructed by vehicle, object, sign Unfamiliar with the road Speeding Prescription drug use Inadequate surveillance Distraction Do Victims Seek Justice? A study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found that only a small percent of motor vehicle accident victims seek justice in a court of law. 4 million 70% 17% report persistent pain in four or more body regions 6 weeks after have sought the assistance of a personal injury lawyer to protect their rights. people come to the E.R. after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. being released from the hospital. Sources: http://www.roadsafeamerica.org/resources/truckingsafetystatistics.shtml http://www.dot.gov/ http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/contentPages/docs/roadRTWorkersGuide.pdf http://simplyworkcomp.com/older-employees-more-likely-to-be-killed-in-car-accidents/ http://www.scribd.com/doc/162244870/CDC-Older-Transportation-Workers http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/facts-research/research-technology/report/FMCSA-RRA-09-041_BIFA.pdf http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypelD=1&ContentID=1133 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/21/car-accident-times-forbeslife-cx_he_0121driving.html http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/cwc/fatalities-and-injuries-among-truck-and-taxicab-drivers.pdf LAW OFFICES OF SLOOTSKY, PEREZ & Brought To you Buy www.slootskylaw.com ADVOCATES FORUN INJURYTRIAL LAWÝERS Death s per 100,000

Transportation Workers: Most Exposed to Injury and Death

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A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that auto accidents kill more than 40,000 people every year in the United States. Among them, people who drive for a living –...

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