|Document ID (ISN)||75499|
|Convention or series no.
||Work-related fatal injuries as a result of fishing and maritime activities in Australia, 1989 to 1992
||National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC), GPO Box 58, Sydney NSW 2001, Australia, June 1999. viii, 32p. Illus. 7 ref.
||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.
||occupational accidents; Australia; causes of accidents; fatalities; fishing; sea transport
||analysis of accident causes; statistical evaluation; accident descriptions; carbon monoxide
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations