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Document ID (ISN)109402
CIS number 09-449
ISSN - Serial title 1641-9251 - International Maritime Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dahl E., Ulven A., Horneland A.M.
Title Crew accidents reported during 3 years on a cruise ship
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.59, No.1-4, p.19-33. 18 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to analyze data from crew injuries reported to the medical center of a cruise ship and to determine high risk activities, equipment and behavior. During three years, 361 injuries (23% women) were reported. Thirty percent involved loss of work time. The marine department accounted for 14% (deck 5%; engine 9%), the hotel department for 79% and contractors for 7% of the reports. Filipinos comprised half the crew, reported 35% of the accidents, and their rate of serious injuries were lower than non-Filipino crew. Hotel crew had a higher rate of accident absenteeism than marine crew. The upper extremity was the most frequently injured body part (51%), open wounds the most common injury type (37%), and galleys the most common accident location (30%).
Descriptors (primary) race-linked differences; occupational accidents; sea transport; injuries; ships
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; Philippines; cooking; accident absenteeism; frequency rates; wounds; hotel industry; subcontractors; upper extremities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Water transportation