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Separate rotating shafts entanglements kills two Massachusetts fishermen.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2001 Dec; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20028497
Abstract
On December 20 and 22, 1999, a 43-year-old male fisherman (victim #1) and a 40-year-old male fisherman (victim #2) were fatally injured in two separate incidents when their clothes became entangled in the rotating propulsion shafts of the fishing vessels they were working aboard. Both victims were one of two people aboard each vessel. Victim #1 was the vessel Captain and owner and victim #2 was the father of the vessel owner. The United States Coast Guard responded to the incidents after emergency assistance calls were placed. The United States Coast Guard determined that both victims' injuries were consistent with entanglement scenarios. The Massachusetts FACE program concluded that to prevent similar occurrences in the future fishermen should: 1. Disengage the transmission before attempting to work on or near a propulsion shaft and coupling. 2. Guard moving machine parts, such as propulsion shafts, to avoid contact.
Keywords
Region-1; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Equipment-operators; Machine-guarding; Fishing-industry; Clothing; Equipment-design; Equipment-reliability; Machine-operation; Machine-operators
Publication Date
20011220
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-104059
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-99MA068; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-108704
SIC Code
NAICS-11; NAICS-1141
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MA
Performing Organization
Massachusetts Department of Health
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