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Definition: Material Agent of the Contact - Mode of Injury

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The principal Material Agent associated/linked with the injuring contact. The Material Agent associated with the Contact - Mode of Injury refers to the object, tool, or instrument with which the victim came into contact or the psychological mode of injury. If several Material Agents are associated with the injury, the Material Agent linked with the most serious injury must be recorded.
European codification system of the causes and circumstances of accidents at work, 1998 Edition