Fatal Injuries Among Grounds Maintenance Workers -- United States, 2003-2008

Pegula, Stephen; Utterback, David F.
May 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/6/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 17, p542
This article explores the prevalence of fatal injuries among grounds maintenance workers (GMWs) in the U.S. from 2003 to 2008. It reveals that a total of 1,142 GMWs were fatally injured at work during the period. It also shows that 13 percent of those cases were Hispanic or Latino. In addition, the article presents the causes of the fatal injuries, including transportation incidents, contact with objects and equipment, falls and traumatic acute exposures to harmful substances.


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