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Document ID (ISN)107562
CIS number 08-108
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aasjord H.L.
Title Tools for improving safety management in the Norwegian fishing fleet - Occupational accident analysis - Period of 1998-2006
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.57, No.1/4, p.76-84. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract Using data from the Norwegian Maritime Directorate, this article analyses accidents having occurred in the Norwegian fishing fleet during the years 1998-2002, together with the general trends in fatal accidents from 1955 to 2006. The risk rate was 23.6 accidents per 1000 man-years, the rate being the highest for the deep sea fleet of trawlers (28.6 accidents per 1000 man-years). From 1998 to 2006, a rate of 24.8 fatal accidents per 10,000 man years was found for the smaller fleet, length of vessel (Loa) < 13m. This rate is 4.1 times higher than for the medium fleet (Loa < 28m) and 11.3 times higher than for the deep sea fleet (Loa > 28m). Other findings are discussed and measures for the reduction of fatal accidents are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; fishing; trawlers; Norway
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; frequency rates; fatalities; statistical trends
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Statistics
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Fishing