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Document ID (ISN)107069
CIS number 07-1080
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) O'Connor P.J., O'Connor N.
Title Work-related maritime fatalities
Bibliographic information July 2006, Vol.38, No.4, p.737-741. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract During the period 1992-1998 there were 74 fatalities among seafarers in Australia, including 46 commercial fishermen, 12 seamen involved in the transport of cargo and 16 miscellaneous workers. The main contributing factors were hazardous weather conditions, errors of judgment, unsafe practices and failure to wear personal flotation devices (PFDs) in circumstances where they would have saved life. Attention should be focused on reducing alcohol use and increasing PFD availability and usage.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; sea transport; fishing; fatalities; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; statistical trends; alcoholism; work during bad weather; disobeying safety instructions; lifejackets; unsafe acts; supply of personal protective equipment; causes of accidents; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Water transportation
Fishing