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Document ID (ISN)75499
CIS number 00-1363
ISBN(s) 0-642-39967-0
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Title Work-related fatal injuries as a result of fishing and maritime activities in Australia, 1989 to 1992
Bibliographic information National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC), GPO Box 58, Sydney NSW 2001, Australia, June 1999. viii, 32p. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract This report examined the fatalities from fishing and maritime activities in Australia between 1989 and 1992. 93 deaths were recorded, of which 55 among workers employed in the fishing industry, 36 among workers of other industries and two among volunteers. The most frequent factors leading to the accidents are analysed. They include the capsizing of vessels in rough weather, crew members not wearing a personal floatation device and falling or being dragged overboard after being entangled in ropes or nets, and carbon monoxide entering the divers' air hose. The report highlights certain specific areas of deficiency, in particular in the presence and use of safety equipment, information and safety consciousness, training and qualifications of workers and the training in hazard evaluation of the various tasks undertaken.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Australia; causes of accidents; fatalities; fishing; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; statistical evaluation; accident descriptions; carbon monoxide
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation