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August 1995

Self-employed individuals fatally injured at work

Martin E. Personick, Janice A. Windau

Individuals working for themselves, especially on farms and in retailing, typically face a higher risk of fatal injury than do their wage and salary counterparts. This article analyzes new information on the self-employed who are fatally injured at work, such as their occupation, age, and other characteristics; the industry they worked in; and the circumstances surrounding their death.

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