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Table 1 WRFIS-3 study inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Identifying opportunities to prevent work-related fatal injury in New Zealand using 40 years of coronial records: protocol for a retrospective case review study

Included fatalities Excluded fatalities
The primary inclusion criteria are fatal injury of people working for pay, profit or payment-in-kind (such as unpaid family working with a family business)
Specific circumstances from this primary category that will be eligible include fatal injuries:
 • occurring away from the workplace or in a non-work period, but to which work contributed;
 • to the foreign crew of boats, ships or airplanes, if the injury occurs on NZ soil or within NZ coastal waters or air space;
 • involving trains and traffic on public or private roads;
 • of persons who are helping in the family business;
 • of self-employed persons, as well as employees; and
 • of those assisting with work activities in unpaid capacity as official volunteers or students.
 • of persons who are New Zealand or non-New Zealand citizens.
The secondary inclusion criteria is fatal injury of bystanders to someone else’s work activity, such as to members of the public.
Individuals less than 18 years of age, or greater than 85 years of age at time of death.
Fatal injury of persons performing unpaid home duties.
Deaths due to occupational diseases.
Deaths due to domestic violence.
Specific injury types that will be excluded include deaths due to legal intervention, medical misadventure or complications, suicide and self-inflicted injury, or operations of war.