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April 1992

Safety and health experience of pilots and flight attendants

Jack Reardon

Air transportation workers have a comparatively high rate of disabling injuries and illnesses. Pilots and flight attendants commonly sustain serious sprains and strains. This article discusses the structure of the airline industry and identifies the characteristics of injuries and illnesses experienced by pilots and flight attendants, including principal physical condition, part of the body affected, source, and event.

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