Work-related Traumatic Fatal Injuries Involving Confined Spaces
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Many workers die each year from work-related confined space incidents. The rate of confined space fatalities in Australia was found to be comparable to similarly industrialised countries; and an examination of the aetiologies involved found fatalities were approximately equally from both atmospheric hazards and from physical hazards. Up to 17% of fatalities were found to be those undertaking rescue, overwhelmingly from hazardous atmospheres. Strategies to reduce confined space fatalities were developed.
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Selman, J.; Spickett, Jeffery; Jansz, J.; Mullins, B. (2018)Confined spaces are defined by a particular set of hazards which include oxygen deficiency, toxic airborne contaminants, flammable atmospheres, the risk of engulfment in free-flowing solids and liquids, and physical hazards ...
Selman, J.; Spickett, Jeffery; Jansz, J.; Mullins, B. (2017)Occupational fatalities remain a significant issue in Australia and worldwide. Confined space fatalities are a particular subset. Confined spaces are defined by a particular set of hazards and often have poor ventilation, ...
Selman, J.; Spickett, Jeffery; Jansz, J.; Mullins, B. (2019)© 2018 Each year, workers are killed in incidents involving confined spaces. To minimise and control the risks so far as reasonably practicale, confined space work should be thoroughly considered and carefully planned ...