Report of the Industrial Accident Board of the State of California

Report of the Industrial Accident Board of the State of California

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...About thirty (30) of those who received permanent injuries are so badly disabled that they will require some support as long as they live. More than a thousand of these men are so mutilated that no military organization would muster them in, and at the rate at which they are injured each year in this State, an army corps is retired within the brief span of a man's life. Parts of Body Most Frequently Hurt. Elsewhere in this report will be found a complete and detailed statement of about every permanent injury which happened in this State in 1914. Each man who had part of his body cut up or mashed to a pulp, or suffered even less, was compared with a normal man who was sound in body and mind and an effort was made in each case to measure the difference. This loss was expressed in per cents and when such varying items as occupation, age and wage were given proper credit, it was possible to determine, with a fair degree of accuracy, how much each man was below normal. Taking everything into consideration, it was determined that, on an average, each man who fell in this class had lost about eighteen or nineteen per cent of his economic self. That is to say, he is worth to himself and to society about eighty-two per cent (82%) of his original value. The part of the body which is most affected is naturally the extremities, the edges of the body. Fingers and hands come first; feet follow; head and eyes are close in order. Man's feelers, the very things he needs most, both to keep his body away from danger, to break impact, and to supply his wants, are the things that fare the worst. Chopping off a finger does not hurt as much nor as long as a rupture, but in the majority of cases, an operation restores the latter and does not affect the man' more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867165
  • 9781236867162