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Fire injury analysis

Taylor, MJ, Appleton, D, Fielding, J and Oakford, G Fire injury analysis. Fire and Materials. ISSN 0308-0501 (Accepted)

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Abstract

In this paper we examine unintentional dwelling fire injuries during the period 2006 to 2016 in Merseyside, in the North West of England. Overall, it appeared that deprivation was a significant factor in unintentional fire injuries over the period studied, with 52% of fire injuries occurring in areas with the highest level of deprivation. Males and females appeared equally likely to be injured in an unintentional dwelling fire, however, males were twice as likely to be injured in an alcohol and drug related fire incident, or injured attempting to fight a dwelling fire than females. In terms of the age profile of those injured in unintentional dwelling fires, the group with the highest level of fire injuries was the elderly (29% of injuries), followed by those aged 25 – 45 (28% of injuries), then those aged 45 – 65 (23% of injuries), then young persons (aged up to 24) (20% of injuries).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0399 Other Chemical Sciences, 0904 Chemical Engineering, 0999 Other Engineering
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Divisions: Computer Science & Mathematics
Publisher: Wiley
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2021 08:37
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 08:37
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15568

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