Older employee risk groups in the construction industry - level 1 - influence of age on the incidence of accidents

Project No. BG26 #004


completed 03/1996


High frequency of accidents in the construction industry. Goal: checking the correlation between the number of accidents/occupational incapacity pension payments and age; determining trends from 1988 to 1992; determining the occupations within the construction industry with the highest accident risk


Secondary analysis of individual data; retrospective descriptive cohort study, determining the incidences of occupational incapacity and occupational incapacity pensions in the whole of the (former) FRG 1988-1992


The incidence rates of age-specific work accidents requiring notification decrease with increasing age; age-specific incidence rates of new occupational incapacity pensions increase with increasing age; joiners, bricklayers and construction workers have significantly higher relative age-standardised incidence rates than the total of those occupied in commerce.


Zschenderlein, B.: Der Einfluss des Alters auf das Unfallgeschehen in der Bauwirtschaft. Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin. Band 16. Heidelberg 1997

Last Update:

22 Aug 2000


Financed by:
  • Württembergische Bau-Berufsgenossenschaft
Research institution(s):
  • Arbeitsmedizinischer Dienst der Bau-Berufsgenossenschaften
  • Böblingen

-cross sectoral-

Type of hazard:

mechanical hazards


Epidemiologie, Arbeitnehmer, besondere Personengruppen

Description, key words:

Comparison of age-specific accident frequency, parameters, comparison of activities