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Document ID (ISN)78388
CIS number 02-724
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hansen H.L., Nielsen D., Frydenberg M.
Title Occupational accidents aboard merchant ships
Bibliographic information Feb. 2002, Vol.59, No.2, p.85-91. 23 ref.
Abstract A follow up on occupational accidents among crew aboard Danish merchant ships in the period 1993-7 was carried out using data from the Danish Maritime Authority and insurance institutions. Of a total of 1993 accidents, 209 resulted in permanent disability of 5% or more, and 27 were fatal. Relative risks for notified accidents and accidents causing permanent disability of 5% or more were calculated as a function of ship type, occupation, age, time on board, change of ship since last employment period and nationality. Foreigners had a considerably lower recorded rate of accidents than Danish citizens. Age was a major risk factor for accidents causing permanent disability. Change of ship and the first period aboard a particular ship were identified as risk factors. Walking from one place to another aboard the ship caused serious accidents. The most serious accidents happened on deck. Most accidents happened while performing daily routine duties.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; risk factors; sea transport; ships
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; analysis of accident causes; Denmark; age-linked differences; accident absenteeism; fatalities; experience
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceHong Kong; Denmark
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation