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Fishing Safety Success Story: My Life Vest Saved Me

March 2018
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2018-107D

Total running time: 06:34

Falls overboard are the second leading cause of death among commercial fishermen in the United States. Between 2000 and 2014 there were 210 fatal falls overboard in the United States and NONE of the victims were wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) when they drowned. Stan fell overboard setting pots at the start of Dungeness crab season in Oregon, his story has a different ending because he was wearing his PFD. Find your flotation at

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Year: 2018
Video Pub. No.: 2018-107D
Total running time: 6 minutes 34 seconds

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