Fishing Safety Success Story Video

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has release a second video worth watching. According to their website, on-deck injuries account for 12% of the fatal injuries in commercial fishing and the largest number of hospitalized non-fatal injuries among fishermen in the Unites States. Wet, pitching decks result in many slips, trips, and falls. High tension lines and cables running through hydraulic haulers and winches can lead to contact injuries including amputations and death.

This video is the story of a prevented winch entanglement aboard a seiner out of Sitka that used their E-Stop to prevent an injury to one of their deckhands. “Fishing Safety Success Story: I Reached Over and Hit the E-Stop” is hosted on YouTube ( and on the NIOSH website (

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