Article included in edition Volume 14 :: Nr.2 :: December 2018

Critical And Topical Reviews

A critical literature review of fatalities in gas and oil industry

Hilka Guida1, Élida Azevedo Hennington2 & Marcelo Figueiredo3
(1) Escola Nacional
de Saúde Pública (ENSP)
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
(FIOCRUZ)
Rua Leopoldo Bulhões,
1480, sala 302,
Manguinhos - Rio
de Janeiro - RJ.
Brasil
CEP: 21041-210
hilka.guida@yahoo.com.br
(2) Centro de Estudos
da Saúde do Trabalhador
e Ecologia Humana (CESTEH)
Escola Nacional
de Saúde Pública (ENSP)
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
(FIOCRUZ)
Rua Leopoldo Bulhões,
1480, sala 302, Manguinhos
Rio de Janeiro - RJ. Brasil
CEP: 21041-210
elidahennington@gmail.com
(3) Núcleo de Estudos em Inovação,
Conhecimento e Trabalho (Neict)
Departamento de Engenharia
de Produção - Escola de Engenharia
Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)
Av. Passo da Pátria, 156,
Niterói, RJ – Brasil,
CEP: 24210-240
marceloparada@uol.com.br
Abstract

This article aims to identify and critically analyze the profile of fatal work accidents in the oil and gas industry from electronically available scientific literature on the subject. A narrative bibliographic survey was carried out using the Scopus database. The search was hold on October 2016, with no temporal restriction and excluding diseases and comorbidities. There were 198 identified articles and 42 were selected and fully analyzed. The reported accidents had happened between the years of 1965 and 2013. There is a predominance of studies released in the USA; high concentration of publications in a single journal of the Engineering area; shortage of publications in the area of Health. In the last few years, it was notorious a rising fatality rate in countries such as Nigeria. Most of the occupation injuries occurred in platforms, ships and refineries, resulting in the death of approximately 1043 people, mostly in the 1980s.

Keywords oil and gas industry, work accidents, occupational mortality, literature review, occupational health.