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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
(512) 902-4360

Parkland Memorial Hospital Regional Burn Center
5201 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75235
(214) 590-7635

Columbia Medical Center West
1801 North Oregon Street
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 521-1200

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Galveston Burns Hospital
815 Market Street
Galveston, Texas, 77550
(409) 770-6600

University of Texas Medical Branch Blocker Burn Center
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555
(409) 772-2023

Hermann Burn Center
6411 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 704-4350

Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center
602 Indiana Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79417
(806) 743-3406

US Army Institute of Surgical Research
3400 Rawley E. Chambers Ave., Fort Sam Houston
San Antonio, Texas 78234-5012
(210) 916-2720

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

Burn Survivor

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 Surgery

Burn Prevention Foundation

Burn Institute

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

Chemical Safety

Traumatic Occupational Injuries

Agriculture

NIOSH: Texas Profile
NIOSH/State Profile '98/Texas

NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations

NIOSH Reports

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

Compliance Information

Construction Topics

Crane, Derrick, and Hoist Safety

Demolition

Fire Safety

Hazardous & Toxic Substances (also chemical burns)

Heat Stress

Highway Work Zones

Laser Hazards

Motor Vehicle Safety

Personal Protective Equipment

Power Transmission & Distribution in Construction (also electrical burns)

Residential Construction

Scaffolding

Steel Erection

Welding, Cutting, & Brazing

Construction eTools

OSH Act

OSHA Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR)

Compliance Directives

Compliance Guides

Field Inspection Reference Manual

Publications

eLCOSH - The Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health

Home Page

Worker's Comp in Texas

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Safety & Health : Chapter 93 - Construction

Asphalt Training Guide

Electrocution

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

Lightning Safety

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

America Burning

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

Injury Prevention

The Science and Practice of Injury Control

Haz-Map:
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

Occupational Hazards

Workers' Compensation Resources

Building and Construction Trades Department Department of the AFL-CIO

www.aflcio.org/safety
(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.

www.buildsafe.org
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

Hazard Alerts

Aerial Lift Safety (pdf)

Electric Safety in Construction for Non-Electricians (pdf)

Ladder Safety (pdf)

Scaffold Safety (pdf)

Solvents (pdf)

Trench Safety (pdf)

Welding (pdf)



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