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Ir J Forensic Med 2006, 12(1): 30-34 Back to browse issues page
An epidemiological study of work-related mortality referred to Tehran Legal Medicine Organization (2002-2003)
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Background & Aim: Trauma is the leading cause of death in patients has 3-44 of years olds. According to the report of the International Labor Organization (ILO), 1.1 million work-related deaths occur every year. Severity and prevalence of work related hazards are more obvious in developing countries. We conducted the study for better understanding of work-related mortality in Tehran. Materials & Methods: During one year of study, 184 deaths due to work-related injuries reported to Tehran Legal Medicine Organization (TLMO), the only center for referral of trauma deaths in Tehran. Results: All of victims were males. Construction workers account for 38% of all reported deaths. The most common cause of injury was falling down (31%), Impact of Blunt object and burn with 27.2% and 13.6%, respectively. Head injury was the main cause of death with 28/8% and multiple injuries consisted second cause with 19% prevalency. Conclusion: According to the results of this study Construction and industrial worker are the main group of preventional policy from work related injury. A majority of work related injury and mortality are preventable. So prevention program like usage of physical protective equipment, educational program for safety training, supervision over work place could be effective to reduce work related mortality and morbidity.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Forensic Medicine
Received: 2009/05/10 | Accepted: 2018/03/29 | Published: 2018/03/29
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An epidemiological study of work-related mortality referred to Tehran Legal Medicine Organization (2002-2003). Ir J Forensic Med. 2006; 12 (1) :30-34
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Volume 12, Issue 1 (spring 2006) Back to browse issues page
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