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Document ID (ISN)107423
CIS number 07-1469
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chauvin C., Le Bouar G.
Title Occupational injury in the French sea fishing industry: A comparative study between the 1980s and today
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, Vol.39, No.1, p.79-85. 16 ref.
Abstract This study compared two databases related to occupational injuries in the French sea fishing sector, one for the years 1977 to 1980 and the other for the years 1996 to 2001. The study focused on the accidents occurring while the vessel was in the process of fishing. In the 1980s, as well as today, working with fishing gear is a highly dangerous task, correlated with the risk of being "struck by, swept along, pinned". The processing and handling of the catch also cause a large amount of accidents. During these tasks, fishermen have to cope with two main risks: being "cut or pricked" and "excessive efforts and awkward movements". The frequency and features of occupational accidents do not show significant trends. These findings lead to a questioning of the prevention measures implemented in France during the last few decades and to proposing new prevention strategies.
Descriptors (primary) deep-sea fishing; trawlers; France
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; analysis of accident causes; entanglement; statistical trends; physical workload; comparative study; compensation of occupational accidents; statistical evaluation; striking against objects; frequency rates; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fishing