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Occupational fatalities in Alaska - 1994.
Bledsoe-G; Klatt-M; Lincoln-J
State Alsk Epidemiol Bull, No. 9, 1995 Mar; :1
In 1994, commercial fishing and aviation deaths were the occupations with the largest number of fatalities in Alaska. Of the 55 workers who died on the job in Alaska in 1994, 11 were involved in commercial fishing. Five commercial fishing workers drowned; three were not wearing personal flotation devices. Commercial fishing deaths were reduced by 50% in 1994 compared to the statistics for 1993. Twelve workers were killed in aircraft crashes in 1994, compared to 22 in 1993 and 27 in 1992. The workers killed included seven civilian pilots. The logging industry had four deaths in 1994 in separate, unrelated incidents and included three loggers and one crane operator. Homicide on the job also declined in 1994, with three workers dying in 1994 compared to 11 in 1993. Deaths among workers in Public Administration accounted for 15% of the total traumatic occupational deaths in 1994.
Accident-statistics; Fishing-industry; Mortality-surveys; Transportation-industry; Equipment-operators; Lumber-industry; Aircrews; Logging-workers; Traumatic-injuries
State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, No. 9
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