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Revista Brasileira de Saúde Ocupacional

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FEITOSA, Ana Isabela Ramos  e  FERNANDES, Rita de Cássia Pereira. Fatal work accidents: the newspaper as information source. Rev. bras. saúde ocup. [online]. 2014, vol.39, n.129, pp.75-85. ISSN 0303-7657.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0303-7657000072212.

Objective:

to describe fatal accidents at work reported by the three major newspapers of the State of Bahia.

Methods:

a descriptive study using news from the newspapers A Tarde, Correio da Bahia and Tribuna da Bahia concerning work-related deaths in Bahia in the period 2007-2010.

Results:

a total of 178 work-related accidents resulting in 208 deaths were reported. Workers under 40 years accounted for 61.6%, 96.6% of them being men. Accidents in streets and roads accounted for 71.6% of the reported deaths and typical work accidents accounted for 80.8%; 31.3% of the accidents was caused by firearms; 25% by collisions; 10.1% by rollovers; and 7.2% of the workers was hit by a vehicle. Unintentional violence represented 67.3% of the accidents. The victims were predominantly transport, storage and post office workers (36.1%); 39.9% of the deaths occurred in Salvador.

Conclusion:

due to the well-known work-related accident underreporting, newspapers can be a source of data, especially when these concern to workers prone to urban violence. Newspapers can, thus, help surveillance.

Palavras-chave : accidents at work; violence at work; occupational health; newspapers.

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