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November 2010
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-106
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Fatal Occupational Injuries in the U.S. Commercial Fishing Industry: Risk Factors and Recommendations Gulf of Mexico Region

NIOSH recently completed an in-depth study of commercial fishing fatalities in the United States during 2000-2009. The purpose of the study was to identify the most hazardous fisheries around the country and to describe the unique safety issues in each. For this study the US was divided into four fishing regions: Alaska, West Coast, East Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico. This document is one in a set of four reports summarizing fatality data for US fishing regions.

 
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