Definition of a minor vs. serious injury?

apcooper

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When reading NTSB accident reports what criteria is used to determine if an injury is minor or serious? Is there a specific cutoff like being taken to a hospital or what?
 

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NTSB 830.2 says. . .

Serious injury means any injury which:

1. Required immediate hospitilization for more than 48 hours, commencing within 7 days from the date of the injury was received
2. results in a fracture of any bone
3. causes severe hemorrhages, nerve, muscle, or tendon damage
4. involves any internal organ
5. involves second or third degree burns, or any burns affecting more than 5 percent of the body surface

Apparently, there is no classification for a minor injury, and a fatality counts if it's within 30 days.

Amazing how looking things up renders the information ya want. Shizzle!!
 

semperfido

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check6 said:
Amazing how looking things up renders the information ya want. Shizzle!!

it is always easier and usually quicker to just post it and go about your business :)
 

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semperfido said:
it is always easier and usually quicker to just post it and go about your business :)
Sorry. As a marine, I would think you would know what discipline meant.

On behalf of Mr. Fido, an apology to everyone for him/her leading this post to another, completely different topic.

And. . .I've got plenty of time today to post the extra sentence. Happy 4th!!
 
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apcooper

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check6 said:
NTSB 830.2 says. . .

Serious injury means any injury which:

1. Required immediate hospitilization for more than 48 hours, commencing within 7 days from the date of the injury was received
2. results in a fracture of any bone
3. causes severe hemorrhages, nerve, muscle, or tendon damage
4. involves any internal organ
5. involves second or third degree burns, or any burns affecting more than 5 percent of the body surface

Apparently, there is no classification for a minor injury, and a fatality counts if it's within 30 days.


Amazing how looking things up renders the information ya want. Shizzle!!


Well...........you know I DO actually have a life outside of flying and flightinfo, RIGHT??? Thanks for the info though.
 

check6

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Hey,

No problem! I'm a CFII and wish I did have a life outside of flying and flightinfo. Thanks for thanking me though, because I really enjoyed looking it up for you. See ya!
 
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