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Document ID (ISN)104187
CIS number 05-337
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roberts S.E., Marlow P.B.
Title Traumatic work-related mortality among seafarers employed in British merchant shipping, 1976-2002
Bibliographic information Mar. 2005, Vol.62, No.3, p.172-180. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract This longitudinal study of occupational mortality was carried out to establish the causes and circumstances of all traumatic work-related deaths among seafarers employed in British merchant shipping from 1976 to 2002. Data were based on official mortality files and a population of 1,136,427 seafarer-years at risk. Of 835 traumatic work related deaths, 564 were caused by accidents, 55 by suicide, 17 by homicide and 14 by drug or alcohol poisoning. 178 seafarers disappeared at sea or were found drowned. The mortality rate for accidents that occurred at the workplace from 1976 to 2002, 46.6 per 100,000 seafarer-years, was 27.8 times higher than in the general workforce in the United Kingdom during the same time period. The fatal accident rate declined sharply after the 1970s, but the relative risk of a fatal accident remained high (16.0 times higher in the 1996-2002 period).
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; United Kingdom; fatalities; sea transport; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; falls of persons; drug dependence; frequency rates; suicide; drowning; violence; alcoholism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Water transportation
Violence and terrorism