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Fishing deaths in Alaska vary by fishery.

Authors
Kennedy-R; Veazie-M; Conway-G; Amandus-H
Source
Am J Publ Health 1994 Mar; 84(3):496-496
NIOSHTIC No.
00220192
Abstract
A study was conducted on a possible relationship between different types of fishing and numbers of fishing deaths in the commercial fishing industry in Alaska. Fatalities that occurred in the fishing industry between 1980 and 1988 were classified in one of the five major types of fisheries in Alaska, namely salmon, shellfish, herring, halibut, and groundfish. The type of fishery involved was established for 74% of the 278 fatalities identified. The mean annual fishery fatality rate during this period was determined to be 300 per 100,000 workers. Markedly higher fatality rates were seen for shellfish and groundfish fisheries compared with halibut, salmon, and herring fisheries. A report describing risk factors associated with the high fatality rates seen in the Alaska commercial fishing industry was cited.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Mortality-surveys; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Fishing-industry; Occupational-hazards; Risk-factors
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
19940301
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0090-0036
SIC Code
NAICS-1141
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
AK
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