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Document ID (ISN)35201
CIS number 81-520
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Glass R.I., Ford R., Allegra D.T., Markel H.L.
Title Deaths from asphyxia among fishermen
Bibliographic information 14 Nov. 1980, Vol.244, No.19, p.2193-2194. 6 ref.
Abstract Reported are deaths occurring in the unventilated holds of ships in warm waters and during the warm season. A total of 32 deaths have been documented since 1970. Asphyxia was due to the presence of toxic concentrations of CO2, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, or CO. Crewmen were often overcome while attempting to rescue a fellow worker. Measures to correct the hazard should include: purging the air in an unventilated hold before entry; educating crewmen to the hazards of working in enclosed spaces; training crew in proper rescue procedures; requiring that respirators and safety ropes be available to rescuers at the entrance to the hold.
Descriptors (primary) deep-sea fishing; trawlers; work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) carbon monoxide; carbon dioxide; hydrogen sulfide; fatalities; asphyxiants; toxic gases; ship holds; ammonia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Fishing
Confined spaces