|Document ID (ISN)||104187|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Roberts S.E., Marlow P.B.
||Traumatic work-related mortality among seafarers employed in British merchant shipping, 1976-2002
||Mar. 2005, Vol.62, No.3, p.172-180. Illus. 39 ref.
||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).
||occupational accidents; United Kingdom; fatalities; sea transport; mortality
||poisoning; falls of persons; drug dependence; frequency rates; suicide; drowning; violence; alcoholism
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Alcohol and drug abuse
Violence and terrorism