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    The study was a retrospective, cross sectional type that examined the records of injuries of artisanal and small-scale gold miners presented to the emergency department of a district hospital in...

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    Injuries among Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners in Ghana

    Artisanal and small-scale gold miners are confronted with numerous hazards often resulting in varying degrees of injuries and fatalities. In Ghana, like many developing countries, there is paucity of information on the causes and nature of the accidents that result in the injuries. The study was a retrospective, cross sectional type that examined the records of injuries of artisanal and small-scale gold miners presented to the emergency department of a district hospital in the Eastern Region ...

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    Injuries among Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners in Ghana

    of injuries of artisanal and small-scale gold miners presented to the emergency department of a district hospital in the Eastern Region of Ghana from 2006 to 2013. The causes, types,

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    Injuries among Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners in Ghana ...

    Artisanal and small-scale gold miners are confronted with numerous hazards often resulting in varying degrees of injuries and fatalities. In Ghana, like many developing countries, there is paucity of information on the causes and nature of the accidents that result in the injuries.

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    Injuries among Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners in Ghana.

    Fractures and contusions constituted the most frequently occurring injuries, with collapse of the mine pits and falls being the most frequent cause of accidents reported both by the hospital and...

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    Injury rate and risk factors among small-scale gold miners in ...

    RESULTS: The annual incidence rate of mining-related injury was 289 per 1000 workers. Injuries were mainly caused by machinery/tools 66 46.1% , followed by slip/falls 46 32.2% . The major risk factor for injury was underground work adjusted odds ratio for injury 3.19; 95% CI = 1.42-7.20 compared with surface work.

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    Injury rate and risk factors among small-scale gold miners in ...

    The annual injury incidence rate among small-scale gold miners in Ghana was high. Many of the injuries were severe, with more than a third resulting in a month or more of disability. The leading mechanism of injury was use of machinery/tools. Safety training was almost non-existent and use of personal protective equipment was low.

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