Traumatic occupational injuries in Hispanic and foreign born workers.

  title={Traumatic occupational injuries in Hispanic and foreign born workers.},
  author={Linda Forst and Susan Avila and Stella Anozie and Rachel O Rubin},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={53 4},
BACKGROUND Hispanic and foreign-born workers suffer high rates of occupational fatality. Reasons for this are not well understood. Our aim was to gather information about the details related to severe, non-fatal occupational injuries in this vulnerable population. METHODS Eight years of data were obtained from an urban trauma center. In addition, medical consultations of individuals admitted for an occupational injury during an 8-month period are reported. RESULTS Hispanics were more highly… CONTINUE READING