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Occupational fatalities in Alaska - 1995.
Bledsoe G; Klatt M; Lincoln J
State Alsk Epidemiol Bull 1996 Feb; 10:1
In 1995 there were 75 fatalities among workers in Alaska, 26 of whom were in the military, 19 in the commercial fishing industry, and eight in the air transport industry. Neither the logging industry nor the helicopter logging industry reported any work related fatalities that year. Thirty two workers died in airplane crashes, 24 were airmen who were killed in the crash of a military plane and eight were civilian pilots. For the years 1980 through 1989, there were 34.8 worker deaths for every 100,000 workers in Alaska, which was about five times the United States rate for the same period. NIOSH has been focusing its efforts in Alaska on the commercial fishing, aviation and logging industries as more deaths have been reported in these occupations than in others in this area of the country.
Accident-statistics; Mortality-surveys; Lumber-industry; Logging-workers; Transportation-industry; Fishing-industry; Aircrews; Military-personnel; Accident-rates
State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin
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