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Document ID (ISN)101009
CIS number 03-121
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roberts S.E.
Title Hazardous occupations in Great Britain
Bibliographic information 17 Aug. 2002, Vol.360, No.9332, p.543-544. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract The causes of all deaths in the British merchant marine (507) and trawler fishing (454) industries during the period 1976-1995 were compared with those for all other occupations (except civil aviation) (9543). Fishermen were 52.4 times more likely to have a fatal accident at work than British workers in general; for seafarers the factor was 26.2. Although a downward trend has been identified in these occupations, they remain much more hazardous than the average, and a reduction in unsafe working practices at sea is strongly recommended.
Descriptors (primary) deep-sea fishing; United Kingdom; occupations; fatalities; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Water transportation