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Document ID (ISN)111712
CIS number 11-0424
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Day E.R., Lefkowitz D.K., Marshall E.G., Hovinga M.
Title Utilizing United States Coast Guard data to calculate incidence rates and identify risk factors for occupational fishing injuries in New Jersey
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2010, Vol.15, No.4, p.357-362. 10 ref.
Abstract Work-related fatal and nonfatal injury rates for New Jersey commercial fishermen who suffered unintentional traumatic injuries from 2001 to 2007 were calculated using data from several sources. For the study years, 225 nonfatal injuries and 31 fatal injuries were reported. Among nonfatal injuries, the causes by frequency were fall onto surface, crushed between objects, struck by moving object, line handling/caught in lines, collision with fixed objects, fall into water, and other noncontact injuries. The distribution of fatal injuries differed, with the most frequent cause as crushed between objects. Falls into water and several noncontact injuries accounted for most of the other fatalities.
Descriptors (primary) New Jersey; fishing; occupational accidents; risk factors; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) USA; injuries; causes of accidents; fatalities; computerized data bases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Fishing