|Document ID (ISN)||108036|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Lucas D.L., Lincoln J.M.
||Fatal falls overboard on commercial fishing vessels in Alaska
||2007, Vol.50, p.962-968. Illus. 17 ref.
||Falls overboard are a major contributor to commercial fishing fatalities in Alaska. This article describes the problem of falls overboard and discusses possible ways to reduce the risk factors. Data from the Alaska Occupational Injury Surveillance System on fatal falls overboard in the commercial fishing sector in Alaska between 1990 and 2005 were used; 71 such accidents were identified. An in-depth descriptive analysis of these fatalities was then performed to identify areas for intervention. Falls overboard did not decline significantly during those years. The most common circumstances associated with falling overboard were working with fishing gear, being alone on deck, losing balance or slipping, heavy weather, gear entanglement and alcohol.
||falls of persons; occupational accidents; Alaska; fishing; risk factors; drowning; trawlers
||analysis of accident causes; USA; entanglement; frequency rates; slippery floors; work during bad weather; fatalities; alcoholism
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Industries and occupations
Alcohol and drug abuse