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Document ID (ISN)109578
CIS number 09-602
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roberts S.E.
Title Fatal work-related accidents in UK merchant shipping from 1919 to 2005
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.58, No.2, p.129-137. Illus. 34 ref.
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Abstract The objective of this study was to establish the causes of all fatal accidents and their trends among seafarers who were employed in United Kingdom merchant shipping from 1919 to 2005. During this period, there were 17,386 deaths, including 6,074 from shipping disasters and 11,312 from personal accidents. Over time, there were large reductions in mortality rates for all the main types of fatal accident, except accidents on deck. Major causes of mortality from shipping disasters were vessels foundering in typhoons, storms and severe gales, explosions in cargo holds and collisions in poor visibility. Fatal accident rates were higher among British seafarers than among Asians. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; ships; causes of accidents; fatalities; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; weather; statistical trends; frequency rates; explosions; long-term study; mortality
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation