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Dangers of entanglement during lobstering.
Backus-A; Smith-T; Brochu-P; Lincoln-J
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-137, 2005 Aug; :1-4
Lobster fishing is a hazardous occupation that has resulted in drownings from entanglement in trap line and being pulled overboard. A survey of 103 lobstermen developed recommended work practices and controls to (1) reduce entanglement; (2) escape entanglement; and (3) provide opportunities to reboard the vessel.
Fishing-industry; Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
NTIS Accession No.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-137
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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