Volume 11, Number 7—July 2005
Occupational Deaths among Healthcare Workers
|Occupation||Number employed (× 103)||Total deaths||Death rate|
|Emergency medical services||116–170||11||64–95|
|Technologists and technicians||650||18||28|
|Home nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants||1,700||13||8|
*Rates expressed per 1 million workers. Numbers reflect 3-year average (2000–2002) of violent deaths and do not include infectious causes. Emergency medical services deaths reflect 4-year average (1999–2002) and exclude deaths sustained in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in 2001. Range of number employed reflects 2 different federal databases (see text) (12,13,16,17).
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