With a fatality rate 29 times higher than the national average, commercial fishermen face danger on the job every day; especially those who work in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Despite the statistics, industry safety experts say that there are ways to reduce serious and fatal commercial fishing boat accidents with common sense safety measures.Read More
Seamen take on a high risk of injury compared to workers in many other industries. Hazards specific to the job create certain common types of accidents among maritime workers. There are always opportunities, however, to improve safety for the crew.