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Dallas Burn Injuries
(Industrial Accidents, Construction Accidents, Negligence Accidents)
This information is not intended as legal or medical aid, if you have suffered an injury, please get medical attention and consult an attorney.
According to the Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately one million people per year suffer burn injuries in the United States, resulting in approximately 7,000 deaths. An average of 4,400 people die and 25,100 are injured as a result of fire, with the remainder of burn injuries and fatalities resulting from motor vehicle and aircraft crashes, contact with electricity, chemicals or hot liquids and substances, and other sources of burn injury. Fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined. The South has the highest fire death rate per-capita with 18.4 civilian deaths per million population.
Common types of burns:
- Thermal burns are caused by contact with intense heat, such as flames, steam, scalding liquids, hot metals and other sources of heat.
- Radiation burns are caused by contact with nuclear radiation (X-rays, etc.) or ultraviolet rays such as from sunlight or tanning beds.
- Chemical burns are caused by contact with caustic chemicals, such as acids, alkalies, detergents or solvents.
- Electrical Burns are caused by electric current passing through the body.
Severities of burns:
A first degree burn damages only the outer layer of skin, or epidermis. A sunburn is typically a first degree burn. A superficial burn is usually red and turns white if you press on it. A first degree burn heals by itself in three to six days. Hospitalization is required only if fever, dehydration (not enough fluid in the body) or uncontrollable pain develops.
A second degree burn involves the entire epidermis, the top layer of the skin, and some portion of the dermis, the second layer of the skin. Second degree burns can cause blistering, and deep second degree burns are dry and may appear ivory or pearly white. A skin graft is usually recommended for deep second degree burns.
A third degree burn destroys the epidermis, first layer of the skin, and dermis, second layer of the skin. Third degree burns are dry, with a dark brown or leathery appearance.
Most third degree burns larger than 3 centimeters in diameter are best treated with removal of dead tissue, immediate skin grafting, and long-term use of compression garments to minimize scarring.
Effects of burns:
Severe burns are a devastating injury, both physically and emotionally. Persons with severe burns may be left with permanant physical disabilities: loss of mobility, disfigurement, scarring, infection, muscle or tissue damage, nerve damage, respiratory system damage, loss of a limb, and permanent mental disabilities: nightmares or flashbacks from the traumatizing event and anguish from loss of a friend or family member. Severe burn injuries often necessitate long term medical care, nursing care, physical therapy, and psychological care.
General Occupational Injuries
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Acute trauma at work remains a leading cause of death and disability among U.S. workers. Furthermore, a review of Texas death certificates for 1982 identified 710 deaths associated with occupational injuries.
During the period from 1980 through 1995, at least 93,338 workers in the U.S. died as a result of trauma suffered on the job, for an average of about 16 deaths per day (NIOSH). The Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) has identified 5,915 workplace deaths from acute traumatic injury in 2000. BLS also estimates that 5.7 million injuries to workers occurred in 1997 alone; while NIOSH estimates that about 3.6 million occupational injuries were serious enough to be treated in hospital emergency rooms in 1998.
Texas Burn Care Facilities:
Spahn Memorial Medical Center
2606 Hospital Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
Parkland Memorial Hospital Regional Burn Center
5201 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75235
Columbia Medical Center West
1801 North Oregon Street
El Paso, TX 79902
The Shriners Hospitals for Children Galveston Burns Hospital
815 Market Street
Galveston, Texas, 77550
University of Texas Medical Branch Blocker Burn Center
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555
Hermann Burn Center
6411 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030
Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center
602 Indiana Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79417
US Army Institute of Surgical Research
3400 Rawley E. Chambers Ave., Fort Sam Houston
San Antonio, Texas 78234-5012
Burn Injury News:
Burn victim Alexis Canfora prevailed in her lawsuit against General Motors and two major oil companies when the final defendant, Husky, reached a settlement less than a week before trial was set to begin.
In March 1999, Canfora received severe burns on more than 50 percent of her body when the automobile she was helping to fuel caught fire, her attorney Don Campbell alleged, because of a preventable buildup of static electricity ...(read more)
Burn Injury Links:
ABA (American Burn Association)
USFA (U.S. Fire Administration)
An official web site of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Fire Administration, 16825 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Voice: (301) 447-1000 FAX: (301) 447-1052
Alberta Burn Rehabilitation Society
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund
Burn Prevention Foundation
National SAFE KIDS Campaign
Cool The Burn
A great site for children with burn injuries
Cool The Burn - burn classifications
University of California San Diego Burn Center
Agency for Health Care Policy & Research
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Emergency Management Agency
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation
National Library of Medicine
US Consumer Product Safety Commission
US Fire Administration
US Injury Mortality Data
Congressional Fire Services Institute
World Burn - Internatinal Society for Burn Injuries
Northwest Burn Foundation
The Northwest Burn Foundation was incorporated in September 1982 as a non-profit, non-governmental, community-supported organization dedicated to promoting the prevention of burns, supporting and improving the quality of burn care through education and research and providing assistance to burn survivors and their families.
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
Shrine & Shriners Hospitals
Burn Prevention Foundation
Burn and Shock Trauma Institute - Injury Prevention
Fact Sheets on Trauma and Burn Injury Statistics
Occupational injury and construction injury information is limited in this section, for more information on workplace injuries, click here.
Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workers' Compensation Commission
NIOSH - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Web site
NIOSH 800-Number (1-800-356-4674)
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (CDC)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Toll free number: 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)... TTY 1-877-889-5627.
OSHA Texas Area Offices
The United States Department of Labor
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)
Federal Employee Safety and Injury Initiative
State Workers' Compensation Laws
Employment Law Guide: Whistleblower Protection
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Direct Links
(related to burn injuries)
Construction Safety and Health
Traumatic Occupational Injuries
NIOSH: Texas Profile
NIOSH/State Profile '98/Texas
NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Manufacturing employees and laborers sustained mainly flame and chemical burns, roofers scald burns, cooks scald burns and burns due to explosions, and mechanics flame burns.
Macerated skin of immersion foot, common among troops in Viet Nam, is also seen among workers wearing water soaked boots for extended periods of time.
Farm Worker Dies of Burn-Related Injuries while Trapped in a Burning Hay Bale...
Electrical Safety Topic page (Traumatic Injury)
Preventing Electrocutions of Crane Operators and Crew Members Working Near Overhead Power Lines: NIOSH Alert
Identifying High-Risk Small Business Industries: The Basis for Preventing Occupational Injury, Illness, and Fatality: NIOSH Special Hazard Review(DHHS (NIOSH) Pub. No. 99-107) May 1999.
NIOSH Report Highlights Motor Vehicle Crash Risk for Workers, Recommends Practical Protective Measures: NIOSH Update
Update: NIOSH Issues Nationwide Alert on Dangers of Working from Scaffolds (DHHS (NIOSH) Pub. No. 93-120) January 4, 1993.
National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), Priority Research Areas Disease and Injury
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Direct Links
Crane, Derrick, and Hoist Safety
Hazardous & Toxic Substances (also chemical burns)
Highway Work Zones
Motor Vehicle Safety
Personal Protective Equipment
Power Transmission & Distribution in Construction (also electrical burns)
Welding, Cutting, & Brazing
OSHA Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR)
Field Inspection Reference Manual
eLCOSH - The Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health
Worker's Comp in Texas
Encyclopaedia of Occupational Safety & Health : Chapter 93 - Construction
Asphalt Training Guide
Fire Hazard from Filling Portable Gas Cans in Pickup Trucks and Cars
Hazard Alert : Lightning Protection
Hazards of Working Electrical Equipment Hot
High Voltage Lines Training Guide
Job Injuries and First Aid Training Guide
Power Line Hazard Awareness
Ready Mixed Concrete Truck Drivers: Work-Related Hazards and Recommendations for Controls
The Steel Toe : Electrical Safety
USFA Direct Links
USFA: Product Recalls: Outdoor Products (not including sports)
USFA: Appliances - Recalls for 2001
USFA: Furniture - Recalls for 1997
Fire Risks for Older Adults
USFA: Lighting/Lighters Products - Recalls for 2001
Motor Vehicle Fires: What You Need to Know
USFA: Burn/Scald Prevention - Coping Strategies for Burn Survivors
USFA: Toys - Recalls for 1999
USFA: Indoor Environment Products - Recalls for 1999
USFA: Clothing - Recalls for 2001
USFA: Clothing - Recalls for 2002
TR-107, Fires Involving Medical Oxygen Equipment
Fire in the United States 1989-1998 (12th Edition)
Traumatic Injury and Occupational Injury Links
Texas State Injury Profile
(large pdf file - right click, choose "save as")
CDC article on Burns in Manufacturing
Summary: Manufacturing employees and laborers sustained mainly flame and chemical burns, roofers scald burns, cooks scald burns and burns due to explosions, and mechanics flame burns
South Texas Injury Prevention and Research Center
Texas Department of Health, Injury Prevention and Control Program
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio's Trauma Home Page
Fatal Occupational Injuries
Injury, Illness, and Fatality Statistics
Research on Injuries in the Construction Industry
NASD: Fatal Occupational Injuries
Perspectives in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Fatal Occupational Injuries -- Texas, 1982
NASD: Farm and Ranch Injuries in West Texas
FACE program - State of Texas
The FACE program concentrates on investigations of fatal occupational injuries. Reports of fatal occupational injuries in Texas.
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)
National Resource Center for OSHA Training
Building and Construction Trades Department
Internet Injury Prevention Resources
Injury Control Resource Information Network
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure
The Science and Practice of Injury Control
Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals & Occupational Disease
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
Health & Safety News & Tips
Protection from Electrocution
Occupational Health & Safety Magazine
Workers' Compensation Resources
Building and Construction Trades Department Department of the AFL-CIO
(Workers' compensation) Sections on (U.S.) death and disability benefits, by state.; links to state and other organization sites providing workers' compensation/information for injured workers.
Labor-management organization provides listing of bilingual trainers (English, Spanish, and/or Portuguese), hazard alert bulletins, and a focus on power line hazards and airport construction safety.
Department of Energy
Includes Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Handbook, DOE Hoisting and Rigging standard and handbooks on Electrical Safety and Process Safety Management for Highly Hazardous Chemicals.
Associated Builders and Contractors
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction)
Construction Occupational Health Project (COHP) (University of Mass)
National Electrical Contractors Association ( NECA )
National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse
OSHA Assistance for the Construction Industry
The Center to Protect Workers' Rights
Aerial Lift Safety (pdf)
Electric Safety in Construction for Non-Electricians (pdf)
Ladder Safety (pdf)
Scaffold Safety (pdf)
Trench Safety (pdf)
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